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The Saudi Arabian Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Adnan Bostaji is dead.

The demise of the Ambassador was announced in Abuja through a statement.

The cause of his death was however not disclosed in the two paragraph statement announcing his death.

The terse statement reads: “With the deepest sense of sadness and complete submission to the will of Allah, the Royal Embassy announces the passing away of His Excellency, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Nigeria, Mr. Adnan Mahmould Bostaji.

“May his blessed soul rest in peace, amen.”

It was gathered that his body was taken to Turkish hospital Abuja where he was confirmed dead by doctors.

He was pictured with the First Lady, Aisha Buhari, who paid him a courtesy visit about six days ago.

He had assured Mrs. Buhari of his support for her pet project, “Future Assured Programme”.

Besides, he received a humanitarian award for his work in Africa, especially in the area of health campaign in Nasarawa and Oyo states.

Only recently he promised to expand to South East in the first quarters of 2020.

Bostaji received his Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences in 1985 from King Abdul Aziz University in Jeddah.

He also obtained a Higher Diploma in Diplomatic Studies in 1988 from the Diplomatic Studies Institute in Riyadh.

The Saudi Ambassador started his career by joining the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Later, he was appointed Deputy to the Ambassador at the Saudi Embassy in Tehran from 1991- 1998.

Bostaji also worked at the administration of the Gulf Cooperation Council for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1998- 2000.

In 2000, he was appointed as chargé d’affaires at the Saudi Embassy in Copenhagen, Denmark till 2003.

He then worked as Head of Economic Affairs and International Organisations at the Saudi Embassy in London from 2003 until 2005.

He also joined the office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Makkah as director from 2003 until 2016.

Before his appointment as a Saudi ambassador to Nigeria, Bostaji served as Deputy to the Ambassador at the Saudi Embassy in Berlin in 2016.

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