80-Year-Old Nigerian Ambassador Submits Letter Of Credence To Trump
The Nigerian Ambassador to the United States, Mr Sylvanus Nsofor, has submitted his Letter of Credence to President Donald Trump.
The Ambassador during the presentation of his credentials at the White House hailed the cordial bilateral relations which exist between Nigeria and the US.
Nsofor, also reveals Nigeria’s wish to further deepen its relations with the US. He also conveyed President Muhammadu Buhari’s goodwill and good wishes to the president of the United States.
The octogenarian Ambassador who was in the company of his wife were subsequently honoured to a reception at the Nigerian Embassy in Washington, DC.
Present at the reception also was Ambassador Hassan Mohammed, the Deputy Head of Mission, embassy officials and representatives of the Nigerian community in the US.
According to Mohammed, Nsofor is a man of high standards, adding that the officers at the embassy should provide him with their full support.
The new ambassador was a Judge of the High Court, Justice of the Court of Appeal and Lecturer in Law at the Holborn College of Law in London.
He worked as a judge/justice for almost three decades after which he retired as a Justice of the Court of Appeal in March 2005.
It should be recalled that the 82-year-old ambassador had refused to recite the National Anthem earlier this year when he appeared before the Senate.
His refusal to recite the national anthem made the Senate to reject him as a nominee for the ambassadorial position. However, President Buhari submitted his name again, and the state confirmed him for the appointment following the presentation of the report of the Committee on Foreign Affairs on the screening of the nominees by the chairman of the committee, Sen. Monsurat Sunmonu.