FG Mourns Death Of Ghana High Commissioner To Nigeria, Rashid Bawa

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The Federal Government of Nigeria has sent its condolences to the government and people of the Republic of Ghana over the demise of H.E. Rashid Bawa, Ghana’s High Commissioner to Nigeria.

This was contained in a statement signed by Francisca Omayuli, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Sunday.

The Federal Government of Nigeria, with a deep sense of sadness, extends its condolences to the Government and people of the Republic of Ghana over the demise of H.E. Rashid Bawa, Ghana’s High Commissioner to Nigeria on Thursday, 14th March 2024 in Abuja after a brief illness,” the statement read in part.

It described the late high commissioner as a fine diplomat who contributed immensely to furthering the longstanding and strategic relations between Nigeria and Ghana.

His diplomatic prowess and genuine commitment to promoting friendly relations and mutual understanding between the two sister countries, throughout his tenure as Ghana’s principal representative in Nigeria, will forever be appreciated.

“He will be greatly missed. May his soul rest in peace and may God grant the bereaved family, the government and good people of Ghana the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss,” the statement added.

Akelicious gathered that Bawa who died on Thursday, March 14, in Abuja, was aged 65.

His body was flown to Ghana’s Kadjebi, Oti Region, on Friday, for burial in accordance with Islamic rites.

According to GhanaWeb, Bawa was a member of the New Patriotic Party, NPP, and a former MP.

He served as Ghana’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

Also, he was the member of Parliament for Akan Constituency from 2001 to 2005.

In 2017, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo appointed him as Ghana’s High Commissioner to Nigeria.

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