The news of the sad death of the United States Ambassador to the African country Walter C. Carrington has been announced by his widow Arese.
In her statement she said: “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 90yrs 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.
Walter C. carrington was an American diplomat who served as the United States Ambassador Extraordinaire and Plenipotentiary to Senegal and Nigeria. He was appointed by U.S President Bill Clinton in 1993 as the U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, where he remained until 1997.
His ties to Nigeria were deep; he was married into a Nigerian family and had lived in three Nigerian cities since the late 1960s.
Described by many as a true African at heart, he was passionate about Nigerias return to civilian rule and campaigned relentlessly for the human rights of Nigerians and black people that he was given the name Omowale which means “the child has returned home”
The Harvard Law School educated diplomat celebrated his 90th birthday just a few weeks ago.
Nigeria’s President Buhari said the story of the Nigerian democracy under the Fourth Republic will not complete without a mention of the heroic roles of the likes of Ambassador Carrington.