- Nigeria has lost a prominent retired ambassador, Olusola Ojemame Orevba
- Ambassador Orevba died aged 61 at the national hospital in Abuja after a brief illness
- Orevba joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1983 where he rose through the ranks to become an ambassador
A prominent retired ambassador, Olusola Ojemame Orevba, has passed away. Orevba died at the age of 61 on Tuesday, June 30, after a brief illness at the national hospital in Abuja.
Ambassador Orevba was born on May 21, 1959, in Lagos to the family of Mr and Mrs Geoffrey Adeyemi Orevba.
He began his primary education at the Methodist Primary School Surulere, Lagos, from 1964 to 1971.
He proceeded to Baptist Academy, Shepherd Hill Lagos in 1972 and graduated in 1976 where he obtained his West African School Certificate.
The late ambassador continued his education in the same institution (Baptist Academy) in 1977 for his Higher School Certificate (HSC) in 1977 and graduated in 1978.
He then proceeded to the University of Lagos in 1978 for his Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and graduated in 1981
Ambassador Orevba participated in the mandatory one-year National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) at the Teacher’s Training College in Surulere Lagos between 1981 and 1982.
He worked briefly with an insurance company before joining the then External Affairs (now Ministry of Foreign Affairs) in 1983.
He rose through the ranks to become an ambassador.
A major-highpoint of his career was in 2016 when he served the nation as Charge d'Affaires of Nigerian Embassy in China, a period which coincided with President Muhammadu Buhari’s state visit to the Asian country for the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations between both nations.
Orevba also served in various capacities at the Nigerian embassies in the UK, United States, Togo, China and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
He retired from active service in December 2018 after 35 years of meritorious service.
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In a related development, Legit.ng reported the death of a member of the Lagos state House of Assembly representing Kosofe Constituency II, Hon. Tunde Buraimoh.
His colleague, Honourable Sanni Ganeey Okanlawon from Kosofe Constituency 1, broke the news via social media.
The late lawmaker is said to have died a few weeks before his 60th birthday.
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