From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari has described late Ambassador to the United States, Justice Sylvanus Nsofor as a man of rare courage.
In his heartfelt commiserations with the family, friends and associates of Nsofor over his demise, while in a telephone conversation with the widow of the retired justice, Jane in New York on Friday, Buhari said Nsofor was “an outstanding judge of rare courage and truth who is not afraid to give justice to whom justice is due.”
In Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, Buhari, apparently referring to the 2003 presidential election during which Justice Nsofor delivered a minority judgment as a member of the Election Appeal Panel in his favour as candidate of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), said the country will miss people with such exemplary pedigree.
President Buhari, who has directed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to work with Justice Nsofor’s family on the burial arrangements, prayed God to comfort all who mourn the departed jurist and grant his soul eternal rest.