By Ikenna Uwadileke
The Chief Whip of the Senate, Sen. Orji Kalu, has commiserated with people and government of Imo over the passing of Nigeria’s Ambassador to the United States of America, Amb. Sylvanus Nsofor.
In a condolence message on Saturday in Abuja, the former governor of Abia noted that the late Judge played key roles in nation-building in various capacities.
Kalu described the deceased as upright, courageous and fair in his professional endeavours.
He urged family members, friends and associates of the renowned judge to uphold the good deeds of the deceased.
He also prayed for strength and peace for the widow, Mrs Jane Nsofor during the period of grief.
“The demise of Justice Sylvanus Nsofor, former Justice of the Court of Appeal and Nigeria’s Ambassador to the United States of America (USA) is a huge loss to the nation.
“The late jurist was known for his forthrightness, boldness and fairness.
“He served the country in different positions locally and internationally.
“The late envoy, who contributed to the social, political and economic development of Nigeria, will be greatly missed,” Kalu said.
He prayed to God to rest the soul of Nsofor and urged the deceased’s family to take solace in the fact that their late patriarch lived a remarkable life.
Nsofor, a former Justice of the Court of Appeal, died at the age of 85. (NAN)