A former United States ambassador to Nigeria, Walter Carrington, is dead.
According to an email titled, “Press Release – Ambassador Walter C. Carrington, former U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria and Senegal.” received by The PUNCH on Wednesday, August,12, 2020, his wife, Arese Carrington, announced the death.
Arese said the ex-envoy “passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones at the age of 90yrs old on Tuesday, August 11th, 2020.”
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.
“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.”