The Ambassador of Nigeria in Doha, Qatar, Amb. Abdullahi Wase is dead, according to government sources.
A statement in Abuja on Saturday by the spokesman, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tope Elias-Fatile, said Wase, a non-career ambassador from Plateau State, died Friday night after battling an illness.
The late envoy would be buried in the Qatari capital of Doha at 7.00pm (local time) today, according to Islamic rites.
“The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, received the news of his death with shock and prayed that God grant his family and the nation the fortitude to bear the great loss,” the statement added.
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