Ambassador Abdullahi Wase

Nigeria’s Ambassador to the State of Qatar, Dr. Bawa Abdullahi Wase, has died.

Spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tope Elias-Fatile, said on Saturday that Wase, a non-career ambassador from Plateau State, had been sick for a while until his death on Friday night.

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The late envoy would be buried in Doha at 7.00pm (local time) today.

“The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, received the news of his death with shock and prayed that God grant his family and the nation the fortitude to bear the great loss,” Elias-Fatile said in a statement.