By Lawrence Olaoye
President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the demise of Abdul-Jalil Sulaiman, the recently-appointed Director-General of Directorate of Technical Cooperation in Africa, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and former Executive Secretary of the Nigeria-Niger Joint Development Commission.
According to a statement made available to news men yesterday by his spokesman, Mallam Garba Shehu, the President ina condolence message to the family of Sulaiman, the Foreign minister and officials in the Ministry, and the government and people of Kano State, said the death of Ambassador Sulaiman has deprived the nation of one its finest Foreign Service officials.
Buhari said the nation will not forget the invaluable contributions of the deceased ambassador in advancing Nigeria’s foreign policy, culminating in remarkable improvements achieved in the international arena in the three and a half years of this administration.
He also conveyed deepest condolences to the Isah family following the death of Nigeria’s Ambassador to Cote D’Ivoire, Ambassador Ibrahim Isah.
Buhari described the death of Ambassador Isah as a painful loss to the country, recounting the professionalism and dedication of the late ambassador during his duty tour to the West African country.
He prayed to Allah to repose the soul of the departed Foreign Service officials and grant fortitude to their families to bear the losses.