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Nigerian Ambassador to Sao Tome dies

Nigerian Ambassador to the Republic of Sao Tome and Principe, Ambassador Queen Worlu has died.

Report says she died at her duty post on Monday.

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the spouse and other family members as well as the Edo State government on her death.

He ordered for the immediate evacuation of her body and the Nigerian Air Force had effected it.

President Buhari described the loss of the career diplomat he appointed ambassador in 2017 after 30 years of foreign service as 'a painful loss to the nation.'

Talented career

The President said; Ambassador Worlu was a talented career officer who gave her best to the nation.

She was an admirable diplomat who was associated with the good relationship that exists between Nigeria and all the counties of her posting. We pray to God to give her family the fortitude to bear this sad loss.

Ambassador Queen is the wife of the former Director General of Voice of Nigeria, Sam Worlu.

Before her posting to Sao Tome, she was the country's former High Commissioner to India.

She has a B.A. (Hons) Degree in Philosophy from University of Lagos, Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) Diplomacy and International Relations from Foreign Service Academy Lagos. She also has a PGD in Theology from Redeemers University as well as a Certificate in Protocol Service Duties from Rome-Italy, and MBA (Human Resources) from Shobhit University Meerut, India.

She also served as Consular Officer in Nigeria Embassy in Lisbon, Portugal. She has actively participated in the United Nations Peace Keeping conferences and Workshops in Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone. She played a pivotal role in negotiating the just concluded $100 Million Line of Credit granted by the Indian Government to Nigeria.

Source: Voice of Nigeria