Ambassador Queen Worlu, the Nigerian Ambassador to the Republic of Sao Tome and Principe, is dead.
Worlu died at her duty post on Monday.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday commiserated with her spouse and family members as well as the Edo State Government on her death.
In a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, President Buhari described the death of Queen Worlu, who he appointed in 2017 as a painful loss to the country.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said the President’s order for the immediate evacuation of her body had been effected by the Nigerian Air Force.
The statement read:
“Ambassador Worlu was a talented career officer who gave her best to the nation.
“She was an admirable diplomat who was associated with the good relationship that exists between Nigeria and all the counties of her posting.
“We pray to God to give her family the fortitude to bear this sad loss.”