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Obama US President mourns Adefuye

President Barack Obama conveyed his condolences via a statement released by the Information Office of the US mission on Monday, August 31, 2015.

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The United States of America has mourned the death of former Nigerian Ambassador, Adebowale Adefuye.

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Adebowale Adefuye with US President, Barack Obama

(NY Daily)

 

President Barack Obama conveyed his condolences via a statement released by the Information Office of the US mission on Monday, August 31, 2015.

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Adebowale Adefuye

(Sahara Reporters)

 

The statement reads:

Nigeria lost a distinguished ambassador who will be dearly missed.  On behalf of the people of the United States and President Obama, we express our deepest condolences to his wife and his family.”

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Adebowale Adefuye

(Premium Times)

 

Over the past five years under Ambassador Adefuye’s leadership, we enjoyed a collaborative and open dialogue that yielded real results such as the U.S.-Nigeria Bi-National Commission, a strategic dialogue that succeeded in expanding mutual cooperation across a broad range of shared interests.

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Adebowale Adefuye

(Harvard)

 

Adefuye helped build the Commission into a collaborative forum that has resulted in progress on issues critical to Nigeria’s and the United States’ shared future.

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Adebowale Adefuye

(DOY News)

 

His last major assignment as ambassador was to receive President Muhammadu Buhari and his delegation during the president’s official visit to the United States in July, during which President Buhari met with President Obama and other senior US officials.

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Adebowale Adefuye

(US Africa Relations)

 

The success of this visit speaks to Ambassador Adefuye’s skill as a diplomat.  His tenure helped significantly strengthen the US-Nigerian partnership.

Adefuye passed away on Thursday, August 27, 2015, after suffering a seizure in Washington DC.

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