Former United States ambassador to Nigeria, Walter Carrington, is dead at the age of 90.
He died on August 11 2020 according to a statement from his wife, Arese Carrington.
The statement read, “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.”
She said, “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,” she said.
The late ambassador married his wife, Arese, who is from Edo State, Nigeria while serving as an ambassador to the country.
Ho took the position during the regime of General Sani Abacha. Carrington was very critical of the Abacha government through out his stay as ambassador.