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Sudanese Ambassador to Nigeria dies in Abuja

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Dr-Tagelsir-Ali

The Sudanese Ambassador to Nigeria, Tagelsir Ali, is dead, the country’s embassy confirmed on Friday in Abuja.

The Media Advisor to the embassy, Mohammed Abdulrahman, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that Ali, 66, died at about 1 a.m. on Friday at the National Hospital, Abuja.

“He had malaria; there were some complications and he passed away around 1 a.m. early this morning.

“There is a Presidential jet coming by 5 p.m. to take the remains to Sudan for burial.

“He was 66 years old. He loved working in Nigeria and had zeal to develop the bilateral relationship between Sudan and Nigeria and was able to stretch himself very well,” he said.

Abdulrahman said that the embassy had received many visitors since the diplomat’s demise was announced, adding that a condolence register had been opened for him at the embassy.

Contacted, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Martin Uhomoibhi, to NAN that the ministry was aware of the ambassador’s death.

Ali was posted to Nigeria in February, 2012.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.

2 Comments

  1. tunmi

    October 25, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    He died of malaria?? Wow, we are still not rid of such a treatable disease

  2. jirla

    October 25, 2014 at 11:48 pm

    National Hospital…or national morgue? the death rate there is unbelievable!

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