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Nigeria Embassy in Washington Holds Service of Songs for Late Solomon Lar

(L-R) Amb. Jeter (former US Amb. To Nigeria) Amb Ade Adefuye (Nigeria Amb. in US) Ojo Maduekwe (Nigeria Amb. In Canada) Prof. Lar (Wife of the late elder statesman) at the song of service in Washington DC, Sunday Oct. 13, 2013

The African Examiner

The Nigeria embassy in Washington DC on Sunday held of a service of songs in celebration of the life of the first executive governor of Plateau state Late Solomon Lar who died recently at a Fairfax Virgina hospital in United States.

(L-R) Amb. Jeter (former US Amb. To Nigeria) Amb Ade Adefuye  (Nigeria Amb. in US) Ojo Maduekwe (Nigeria Amb. In Canada) Prof. Lar (Wife of the late elder statesman) at the song of service in Washington DC, Sunday Oct. 13, 2013

(L-R) Amb. Jeter (former US Amb. To Nigeria); Amb Ade Adefuye (Nigeria Amb. in US); Ojo Maduekwe (Nigeria Amb. In Canada); Prof. Lar (Wife of the late elder statesman) at a service of songs for late Solomon Lar in Washington DC, Sunday Oct. 13, 2013

In his tribute to the late elder statesman, Nigeria’s ambassador to Canada, Chief Ojo Madueke, who represented the PDP national chairman Bamanga Tukur, described Late Lar as “a great emancipator, peace maker and a champion of a united Nigeria”

“His type is difficult to replace, he understands Nigeria and Nigeria understands him. He had capacity to reach out to the other parts of the country, an emancipator, a man of peace that we will all miss in Nigeria,” Ojo Madukwe eulogized.

On his own part, Nigeria’s ambassador to the United States, Ambasador Ade Adefuye said late Solomon would be remembered for his politics of peace and his huge role Nigeria’s present democracy adding that the late politician also impacted positively and inspired a lot of young and old politicians.

Among those who paid tributes to Late Lar was the former Kogi state first lady and governorship aspirant in the state Mrs Aisha Audu-Emeje who urged the family to be strong and be comforted with the good legacies that the late elder stateman left behind.

The former first lady said the entire country would miss his immense contribution to the country’s democracy as well as peace and progress of the country.

Speaking to African Examiner on the life of the late politician, a member of the Plateau state association in United States, Princess Zainab Sheni (Gimbiyan Bwarat) said “Baba stood for Unity. Even in his last days, he was talking about peace and unity of the county.” She sends her condolence to the family, plateau state government, and the entire country.

African Examiner gathered that the Nigerian Embassy is fully responsible for all expenses and other logistics necessary to transport the remains of the late elder statesman back to Nigeria.

A family member could not however ascertain when the corpse will be flown to Nigeria but added that “we are looking at this week, but I will not be able to give you a specific date due to some paperwork that needs to be completed by the family.

-By Sunday Fase in Washington DC

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