The Nigerian Ambassador to the United State, Justice Sylvanus Nsofor is dead. He passed away on Thursday in a Maryland hospital at at age of 85.
Until his death, Justice Nsofor, a retired Justice of Nigeria’s Court of Appeal, assumed office as Nigeria’s ambassador to the United States on November 13, 2017. Born on March 17, 1935, in Oguta, Imo State, Nsofor graduated from London’s now-defunct Holborn College of Law in 1962. He also bagged an LL.M from the London School of Economics in 1964.
Nsofor was Nigeria’s last Ambassador to the US even though his appointment was not renewed in July as the case was for other ambassadors.
Nsofor succeeded Prof. Adebowale Adefuye, who died towards the end of his tenure as Nigeria’s ambassador to US.
Though no official statement has been issued, but reliable sources have confirmed his death.