Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar on Tuesday mourned the passing of former United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Walter Carrington.
Atiku in a statement on his official Twitter handle, said the diplomat who played a pivotal role in the USA’s assistance in establishing democratic rule in Nigeria will be missed dearly.
90-year-old Carrington was confirmed dead by his wife, Arese, on Wednesday.
“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,” said Atiku.