President Muhammadu Buhari says the death of Nigeria’s Ambassador to Spain, Demola Seriki, has left the government in shock.
Buhari said this in a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.
The president also sent condolences to the family of the late ambassador, describing him as someone who was enterprising and with patriotic zeal.
“He also had a concurrent accreditation as a Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the United Nations World Tourism Organization-UNWTO.
“President Buhari sympathises with friends and professional colleagues of the nationalist, who distinguished himself in public service, working variously as Minister of State, Interior, Minister of State, Defence, Minister of State, Agriculture and Water Resources, and supervising Minister of Mines and Steel Development.
“President Buhari vividly recalls his meeting with the late Ambassador Seriki exuding his enterprising nature and patriotic zeal during his Official Visit to Madrid, Spain in June this year, a tour of duty where he succumbed to the fate of all mortals.
“At this trying period of loss, pain and reflection, the President urges family members, the diplomatic corps, friends and relatives to approximate the legacies of the diplomat, especially in nation building,” part of the statement read.