By Ismaila Chafe
Abuja, June 27, 2022
President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with family of career diplomat, Amb. Ejeviome Otobo, aged 70.
Late Otobo served the country for many years, before working for the United Nations in various capacities, including non-resident senior fellow in Peacebuilding and Global Economic Policy at Global Governance Institute in Brussels, Belgium.
In a condolence message issued by his media aide, Malam Garba Shehu, on Monday in Abuja, the president shared in the pain of the loss with professional colleagues, particularly those who worked closely with him at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and United Nations, as well as the Government and people of Delta.
Buhari noted the worthy representation of Nigeria by the career diplomat, who brought glory to the country with his expertise in repairing relations and reforming institutions.
He also lauded him for taking up some challenging responsibilities over the years, like Acting Assistant Secretary-General for Peacebuilding Support, United Nations Peacebuilding Commission (PBC).
The president recalled with great admiration Otobo’s many contributions to the maiden outing of the Nigeria International Partnership Forum last year in Paris.
He, therefore, commended the deceased for promoting the country with talent and great energy, regretting that “his valued contributions will be missed in the second one coming up shortly’’.
The president prayed for the repose of the soul of the diplomat.