ABUJA, JUNE 27, 2022:
Hon. (Dr) Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), has described the death of 70-year-old Ambassador Ejeviome Otobo in the United States of America (USA) as very sad and painful.
In a condolence message, Dabiri-Erewa said the circumstances of Otobo’s sudden disappearance and eventual death were very disturbing and heartbreaking.
The NIDCOM boss condoled with the family of Ambassador Otobo, family and friends and prayed unto God to grant him eternal rest.
She, however, called for independent investigation into the mysterious sudden disappearance of the Diplomat and his eventual death in the USA.
Amb. Otobo, a former Nigeria Diplomat and Ambassador was found dead after been declared missing and was last seen in Tuckahoe, New York, on June 15.
The Tuckahoe Police department on June 19 announced in a Facebook post that Otobo was missing and requested information from the public.
A few days after, the Police announced that Otobo had been found dead and sent condolences to his family.
Between December 2006 to October 2013, Otobo held the positions of Director and Deputy head of the Peacebuilding Support Office at the UN’s New York headquarters.
From February to August 2009, Otobo acted as an Assistant Secretary-General at the UN.
At the Global Governance Institute in Brussels, Belgium, he held the position of non-resident senior fellow in Peacebuilding and Global Economic Policy up until his death.