Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Nigeria, Adnan Mahmoud Bostaji is dead. He died in the early hours of today, February 4 in his sleep.
A staff of the Saudi embassy, Malam Abubakar, confirmed in a telephone interview that the Ambassador returned from Saudi Arabia yesterday, February 3 hale and hearty but died in his sleep before day break.
His death was first discovered in a Facebook post today before the confirmation by Abubakar.
Adnan Bostaji received his bachelor’s degree in social sciences in 1985 from King Abdul Aziz University in Jeddah. He also obtained a higher diploma in diplomatic studies in 1988 from the Diplomatic Studies Institute in Riyadh.
He started his career by joining the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Later, he was appointed deputy to the ambassador at the Saudi Embassy in Tehran from 1991 until 1998.
Adnan Bostaji also worked at the administration of the Gulf Cooperation Council for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1998 until 2000.
In 2000, he was appointed as chargé d’affaires at the Saudi Embassy in Copenhagen, Denmark, until 2003.
He then worked as head of economic affairs and international organizations at the Saudi Embassy in London from 2003 until 2005. He also joined the office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Makkah as director from 2003 until 2016.
Before his appointment as a Saudi ambassador to Nigeria, Adnan Bostaji served as deputy to the ambassador at the Saudi Embassy in Berlin in 2016.