President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the family of Nigeria’s Ambassador to Spain, Demola Seriki, whose passing has left the government in shock.
Seriki also had a concurrent accreditation as a Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).
According to a release issued on Thursday by presidential spokesperson, Mallam Garba Shehu,
President Buhari sympathised 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 recalled 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 urged family members, the diplomatic corps, friends and relatives to approximate the legacies of the diplomat, especially in nation building.
President Buhari prayed that the Almighty God will receive the soul of the departed.