By Menkiti Onyebuchi Bernie, Editor

Nigeria’s Foreign Ministry was thrown into mourning earlier today, as the news of the death of Nigeria’s envoy to Washington, Ambassador Sylvanus Nsofor broke.

He died yesterday being December, 10 at a Hospital located in Maryland, United States at the age of 85.

Late Ambassador Nsofor was appointed Nigeria’s Head of Mission to the United States of America by President Muhammad Buhari and resumed official duties on November 13, 2017.

His outing in the United States of America as an ambassador was his first official outing as a diplomat.

Before becoming an ambassador, he was a judge at the Court of Appeal from where he retired in 2005.

In 1977, Late Ambassador Nsofor was appointed to the legal bench. There he served as a judge of the Imo state High Court, before he was elected as a justice of the Court of Appeal of Nigeria. He worked at the Court of Appeal for a fledging 13 years.

Late Ambassador 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.

Late Ambassador Nsofor hails from Oguta, Imo state. He was born on March 17, 1935.