TRAGEDY: Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador To Nigeria Is Dead, President Buhari Mourn His Death.

Adnan Bostaji.

The death of the Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to Nigeria, Adnan Bostaji has been reported as a statement issued by the Saudi Arabia’s embassy on Tuesday said Bostaji died in his sleep at a Turkish hospital in Abuja.


The statement said “with the deepest sense of sadness and complete submission to the Will of Allah, the Royal Embassy announces the passing away of his Excellency, the Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Nigeria, Mr Adnan Mahmoud Bostaji.”

Bostaji obtained his bachelor’s degree in social sciences in 1985 from King Abdul Aziz University in Jeddah, a higher diploma in diplomatic studies in 1988 from the Diplomatic Studies Institute in Riyadh.

Bostaji started his career at the Saudi ministry of foreign affairs. He was appointed deputy to the ambassador at the Saudi embassy in Tehran from 1991 till 1998. From 1998 to 2000, he worked at the administration of the Gulf Cooperation Council for the ministry of foreign affairs.

Furthermore, the Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari is mourning his death, describing his death “a great loss of a passionate friend of Nigeria and a fine diplomat, who identified himself with the progress and development of our country.”

“The late Adnan Mahmoud was one of the finest diplomats I have ever met and his humility was one of his endearing virtues,” President Buhari said in a condolence message issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Tuesday.

The Nigerian leader noted that the deceased had dedicated himself sincerely to promoting constructive and beneficial relationship between Nigeria and his country.