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According to a news report reaching Tropic Reporters has it that the Nigerian Ambassador to Cote D’Ivoire, Ibrahim Isah has died on Tuesday after a protracted illness.

Isah who passed on in Abidjan hails from Niger State and joined the Nigerian Foreign Service in 1983.

A statement issued by George Ehidiamen Edokpa, Spokesperson for Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed his death.

The statement reads:

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs regrets to announce the demise of Ambassador Ibrahim Isah, who until his death, was the Ambassador of Nigeria to the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire.

The late Ambassador, a career Diplomat, passed on after a protracted illness, on Tuesday, 15 January 2019 in Abidjan.

The Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama and members of Staff of the Ministry received the sad news of his death with great shock and prayed that the Almighty God grant his family and the nation, the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

Late Ambassador Ibrahim Isah, who hails from Niger State, joined the Nigerian Foreign Service in 1983. During his career, the late Ambassador served in different capacities both at Headquarters and in our Missions.

He served at the Nigerian High Commission in Sierra Leone, Consulate-General in New York, Jeddah and Embassy in China.

Moreso, he was Chargé d’Affaires of the Nigerian Embassy in Ankara, Turkey until his appointment as Ambassador Extraordinary /Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire in 2018. He was happily married and blessed with children.

Additional information on his burial arrangements would be communicated in due course.