Buhari mourns Amb. Worlu, orders immediate evacuation of her remains
Late Queen Worlu
President Muhammadu Buhari commiserated with the family, government and people of Edo over the death of Amb. Queen Worlu, Nigerian Ambassador to the Republic of Sao Tome and Principe.
Worlu died at her duty post on July 9.
The President’s condolence message is contained in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Tuesday.
“The order for the immediate evacuation of her body by the President has been effected by the Nigerian Air Force,’’ the statement said.
The statement quoted the President as describing the loss of the career diplomat he appointed ambassador in 2017 after 30years of foreign service as a painful loss to the nation.
President Buhari said: “Amb. Worlu was a talented career officer who gave her best to the Nation.
“She was an admirable diplomat who was associated with the good relationship that exists between Nigeria and all the counties of her posting.
“We pray to God to give her family the fortitude to bear this sad loss.”
Ambassador (Mrs) Queen Imaria Worlu joined the Nigerian Foreign Service in 1987. She has served in various capacities in the Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She was recently nominated by President Buhari as an Ambassador. She also served as chargé D’affaires/ Acting High Commissioner. She was posted to Nigeria High Commission New Delhi-India in January 2014 as Minister (Trade and Investment). She became Deputy High Commissioner and severally performed the duties of Acting [High Commissioner to India at different periods in 2014 and 2015.
She has a B.A. (Hons) Degree in Philosophy from University of Lagos, Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) Diplomacy & International Relations from Foreign Service Academy Lagos. She also has a PGD in Theology from Redeemers University as well as a Certificate in Protocol Service Duties from Rome-Italy, and MBA (Human Resources) from Shobhit University Meerut, India.
She also served as Consular Officer in Nigeria Embassy in Lisbon, Portugal. She has actively participated in United Nations Peace Keeping conferences and Workshops in Ghana, Liberia and Sierra and played a pivotal role in negotiating the just concluded the $100 Million Line of Credit granted by the Indian Government to Nigeria.
She is married to Sam O. Worlu.(Agency reports)