Buhari mourns Saudi Arabian Ambassador to Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the death of Saudi Arabian Ambassador to Nigeria, Adnan Mahmoud.

He called the demise a great loss of a passionate friend of Nigeria and a fine diplomat who identified himself with the progress and development of Nigeria

“The late Adnan Mahmoud was one of the finest diplomats I have ever met and his humility was one of his endearing virtues,” President Buhari said in a condolence message.

According to the President, “the late Saudi Arabian Ambassador had dedicated himself sincerely to promote constructive and beneficial relationship between Nigeria and his country, and we cannot therefore forget his remarkable achievements in forging closer ties between the two countries.

“Surely, Nigeria will have fond and enduring memories of Adnan Mahmoud who, to the best of my recollection, was one of the greatest diplomats ever posted to Nigeria.

“He had worked assiduously for the progress and development of Nigeria and would never forget these significant contributions. May Allah bless and forgive his gentle soul.

“On behalf of my family, the government and people of Nigeria, I convey my condolences to His Majesty, King Salman, the government and of the Royal Kingdom of Saudi over this irreparable loss,” said the President.

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