FG condoles with Ghana as diplomat dies in Abuja

The Nigerian Government on Sunday condoled with authorities in Ghana over the death of the country’s High Commissioner to Nigeria, Rashid Bawa.

Bawa died in Abuja on Thursday after a brief illness. He has since been buried in Accra.

The Federal Government, in a statement signed by the spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Francisca Omayuli, said the late Bawa would be missed greatly.

“The Federal Government of Nigeria, with a deep sense of sadness, extends its condolences to the government and people of the Republic of Ghana over the demise of H.E. Rashid Bawa, Ghana’s High Commissioner to Nigeria on Thursday, 14th March 2024 in Abuja after a brief illness.

“The late High Commissioner was a fine diplomat who contributed immensely to furthering the longstanding and strategic relations between Nigeria and Ghana.

“His diplomatic prowess and genuine commitment to promoting friendly relations and mutual understanding between the two sister countries, throughout his tenure as Ghana’s principal representative in Nigeria, will forever be appreciated. He will be greatly missed.

“May his soul rest in peace and may God grant the bereaved family, the government and good people of Ghana the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss,” the statement said.

Bawa was appointed high commissioner to Nigeria in 2017 by President Nana Akufo-Addo.

He was Ghana’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia between 2005 and 2008.

He was a member of the Ghanaian parliament for Akan constituency from 2001 to January 2005 as an independent candidate.