Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has mourned the passing of former United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Walter Carrington.
Recall that Carrington was confirmed dead by his wife, Arese, on Wednesday.
The 90-year-old reportedly died peacefully, surrounded by loved ones on Tuesday.
Reacting, Atiku on Twitter said the diplomat who played a pivotal role in the USA’s assistance in establishing democratic rule in Nigeria will be missed dearly.
“Walter Carrington was the US Ambassador to Nigeria between 1993-1997 and was married to a Nigerian, Arese, from Edo State.
“He played a pivotal role in the USA’s assistance in establishing democratic rule in Nigeria.
“His death is a big loss. He will be dearly missed,” he said.