BREAKING: Nigeria’s ambassador to Spain, Demola Seriki, dies in Madrid
The Nigerian ambassador to Spain, Demola Seriki, died in Madrid, Spain at the age of 63.
In a statement signed by his children, the former minister was said to have passed away “surrounded by his family” on Thursday, December 15.
“It is with heavy hearts and profound gratitude to Almighty Allah that we announce the loss of our much loved and admired patriarch, husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend,” the statement reads.
Lagos politician born on November 30, 1959, Seriki has been the Nigerian ambassador to Spain since January 2021.
Before his appointment as envoy, Seriki had served in several capacities.
Between 2009 and March 2010, he was the Minister of State for the Interior.
He was also the Minister of State for Defence from 2008 to 2009.
Seriki also served as the Minister for Mines and Steel Development from October 2008 to December 2008.
The Otun Aare of Lagos headed the Ministry of State for Agriculture and Water Resources from 2007 to 2008.