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Omon Okor

I lived in Nigeria for my entire childhood. When I came to the United States, my eyes were opened as to how unaware other countries were to the overwhelming economic and cultural challenges of Africa.  It was then I knew I was meant to dedicate my life to bringing a voice to those still in the shadows and to enlighten those totally unaware of the atrocities women and children in Africa endure.

Nigerian Ambassador to US Passes Away

Nigerian Ambassador to US Passes Away

Adebowale Ibidapo Adefuye, Nigerian Ambassador to the US passed away at a US hospital on August 27th.  Ambassador Adefuye was born in 1947, in Ijebu-Igbo, Ogun State.  He had served as the Nigerian High Commissioner to Jamaica, with concurrent accreditation to Haiti and Belize from 1987 to 1991.  He also served as the Deputy High Scommissioner in London from 1991 t0 1994.  Ambassador Adefuye was appointed by the Commonwealth as the Deputy Director of Stategic Planning during his service in London.  He served as an advisor to the Economic Community of West African States between 2008 and 2010 before his appointment as the Nigerian Ambassador to the US.


Circumstances surrounding Ambassador Adefuye’s death were obtained from an Embassy source who was at the Ambassador’s office at the Nigerian embassy in Washington, DC.  The source said Adefuye was healthy throughout Tuesday but developed a cold on his way to the office on Wednesday morning.  The Ambassador called his aides at the Embassy to say he would be returning to his house at Potomac, Maryland to rest.  He decided to stop at a pharmacy to obtain some cold medication and apparently had a heart attack at the pharmacy.  An ambulance was called and Adefuye was rushed to Suburban Hospital in Washington.  It was confirmed that the Ambassador was stabilized by doctors at the hospital.  It was further confirmed that the doctors at the hospital told his family and a few staff of the Embassy that he would have to spend the night at the hospital to be medically monitored.

Author
Omon Okor

I lived in Nigeria for my entire childhood. When I came to the United States, my eyes were opened as to how unaware other countries were to the overwhelming economic and cultural challenges of Africa.  It was then I knew I was meant to dedicate my life to bringing a voice to those still in the shadows and to enlighten those totally unaware of the atrocities women and children in Africa endure.



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