US Mission mourns deceased Nigerian student

US Mission mourns deceased Nigerian studentOKORO CHINEDU 
LAGOS, (CAJ News) – THE United States has mourned the death of John Paul  Ojaojogwu Usman, the Nigerian student who has died in the US due to an accident.

He died on Saturday while hiking near Virginia Polytechnic Institute and  State University, where he was studying civic leadership as a 2016 Mandela  Washington Fellow.

“We extend our deepest condolences to John Paul’s family and friends over this tragic loss,” the US Mission to Nigeria stated on Monday.

It also expressed sadness on behalf of colleagues in the US.

The Embassy described the deceased as a rising star, devoted to the causes  of sustainable development, children’s rights, and peace building in Nigeria.

His selection to the Mandela Washington Fellowship was a tribute to his  drive, talent, and dedication to making his country’s civil society even stronger, the Embassy stated.

His professional mentors at Virginia Tech also expressed sadness.

“While his time with us was short, he was well loved. This young man will  be remembered fondly as a great citizen ambassador of his country. We mourn his passing,” said a mentor.

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