A United States former envoy to Nigeria, Walter Carrington, is dead. Carrington was said to have died at age of 90.
The deceased’s wife, Arese Carrington, made his death known in a statement released on Wednesday. According to the statement, the former envoy died peacefully on Tuesday, August 11.
The statement read in part;
“It is with a heavy and broken heart but with gratitude to God for his life of selfless humanity that I announce the passing of my beloved husband Walter Carrington, former U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria and Senegal.
“He passed away peacefully, surrounded by loved ones at the age of 90 years old on Tuesday, August 11th, 2020. Further announcements will be made shortly.
“Walter was a loving husband, father, grandfather, cousin, uncle, friend and in-law. Ralph Waldo Emerson said…It is not the length of life but the depth of life.
Walter was fortunate, his life had both length and depth”.
Carrington served as the American ambassador to Nigeria between 1993 and 1997. He turned 90 on July 24, 2020.