The ministry, in a statement made available by its Public Communications Division in Abuja, said the sad event occurred in a hospital in the US on Thursday, August 27, 2015.
It reads: “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs regrets to announce the death of Nigeria’s Ambassador to the United States of America, Ambassador Adebowale Ibidapo Adefuye.
“Ambassador Adefuye was born in 1947, in Ijebu-Igbo, Ogun State, South-Western part of Nigeria. In 1967, he received his first degree in History at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, and went on to acquire a Ph.D in the same University.
“Late Ambassador Adefuye, in his quest for knowledge, furthered his studies at the Colombia University, The University of North Florida and the University of Florida.
“In the course of his relentless service to his country, Ambassador Adefuye from 1987 to 1991, served as the Nigerian High Commissioner to Jamaica, with concurrent accreditation to Haiti and Belize. And thereafter went on to serve as the Deputy High Commissioner at the Nigeria High Commission in London, United Kingdom from 1991 to 1994.
“He was appointed by the Commonwealth as the Deputy Director of Strategic Planning during his service in London. Before his appointment as the Nigerian Ambassador to the United States, he served as an advisor to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) between 2008 and 2010.
“The Permanent Secretary, Ambassador B.Z. Lolo, and the entire officer Corps and Staff of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs extend their condolences to the family of the deceased and pray that the Almighty grant them the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.”]]>