Foreign Policy quotes Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham on his memories with and the accomplishments of Nigerian Ambassador to the United States Adebowale Ibidapo Adefuye, in light of his recent death: 

J. Peter Pham, director of the Africa Center at the Atlantic Council think tank in Washington, worked closely with Adefuye throughout his tenure in Washington. One of Adefuye’s most notable accomplishments as ambassador, Pham told Foreign Policy, was “the establishment of strategic dialogue between the U.S. and Nigeria.”

“There are ambassadors who are here years, and pass on, and no one notices that they were ever here,” Pham said. “That certainly wasn’t the case with Ambassador Adefuye.”

Pham also echoed Toner, who said Adefuye’s role in the U.S.-Nigeria Bi-National Commission helped lead to mutual cooperation between the two countries.

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