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Metro Nigeria's Former Minister, Oluyemi Adeniji, Dies At 83



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Former Minister of Foreign affairs, Ambassador Oluyemi Adeniji, has died.

He died in London at the weekend at the age of 83.

Announcing his death, the National President of the Association of Retired Career Ambassadors of Nigeria(ARCAN) Amb. Dapo Fafowora, in a statement released yesterday, said the former diplomat, died on Sunday, November 26th.


He served in Nigerian embassies in Washington, D.C., Freetown and Accra, Ghana. He retired from service in 1991 after serving as the Director-General of the Ministry of foreign affairs. For five years, he was the Nigerian Ambassador to France.

He was appointed Foreign Affairs Minister by former President Olusegun Obasanjo. He served between July 2003 and June 2006, when he was moved to head the Ministry of Internal Affairs.