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Diasporia News of Thursday, 12 January 2023


Spain presents posthumous award to Seriki

Late Ambassador Ademola Seriki Late Ambassador Ademola Seriki

Spain has given a posthumous award to the late Ambassador Ademola Seriki for the tremendous works in strengthening Nigeria-Spain relationship.

The award, which was presented by the Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jose Manuel Albares, was received by wife of the late Ambassador and his son.

Confirming the award, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama,said that the award was an evidence of the great work and tenacity of the late Ambassador in promoting the bilateral relations between both countries.

He said the late Seriki added a lot of dynamism, passion and played a significant role in strengthening the relationship leading to the visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to Spain in 2022.

Onyeama said: ” The Honourable Minister came and personally, on behalf of the King of Spain, presented a posthumous award of national honour to late Ambassador Demola Seriki and which was received by his wife and his son.

“This really showed not just the appreciation of the Spanish government for the excellent work that Demola has done as Ambassador of Nigeria to Spain, but also the appreciation of his personal and human qualities.”

He appreciated the government of Spain for the posthumous honour to the late Ambassador.