Book Of Condolence Opened For Professor Amos Sawyer In Nigeria
(Abuja, March 29, 2022): A Book of Condolence has been opened for the late President of the Interim Government of National Unity of Liberia, Professor Dr. Amos Claudius Sawyer in Abuja, Nigeria.Professor Sawyer passed in the United States on February 16 2022 after a period of illness.
A State Funeral will be held for the Liberian leader on April 2, 2022 in Monrovia, Liberia, according to an official funeral announcement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Liberia.
Apress release from the Embassy of Liberia in Abuja, Nigeria, informs that the Book of Condolence was opened for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Diplomatic and Consular Missions and international organizations in the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Theoccasion was also an opportunity for the extensive official, academic, and collegial networks of the fallen Liberian leader in Nigeria, to pay their last respects to him.
Speakingat a brief ceremony before the commencement of the signing, the Ambassador of Liberia to Nigeria, Prof. Al-Hassan Conteh, said Liberia and Africa have lost an erudite academic, statesman, and peace loving leader at a time when he was needed most.
AmbassadorConteh presented the biography of the late Liberian President including his birth, upbringing, schooling in Liberia, higher education and work in the United States, political activism, role in the Liberian peace process, and backstopping of the governance and democracy building processes in Liberia, ECOWAS and the African Union.
Deliveringa special prayer for the late Liberian leader, the Counsellor for Political Affairs at the Abuja Mission, Reverend Tunde Spencer, said:”God of the living and dead, accept our prayers for those who have died in Christ and are buried with Him in the hope of rising again.
In your mercy, grant them rest.Oh God by whose mercy the faithful find rest, into your hands we commit the sprit of our brother, Dr. Amos Claudius Sawyer. May you bestow peace and strength unto his family in the name of Jesus. Amen.”