Sierra Leone has lost one of her renowned politicians, Amb. Alhaji Abubakarr W. Jalloh on Saturday July 3rd.
Alhaji Abubakarr Jalloh was a Sierra Leonean politician. Since the election of Ernest Bai Koroma as President of Sierra Leone in September 2007, Jalloh served as Minister of Mineral Resources.
In 2002 Presidential election, Jalloh was the running mate of Koroma in the All People’s Congress Party. He also served as the Ambassador of the Republic of Sierra Leone to the Republic of Libya and also accredited to the Republic of Malta among others. He was a member of the Fula ethnic group.
Jalloh attended the Methodist Boys’ High School in Freetown and then completed his A levels at Prince of Wales School. Jalloh then attended Fourah Bay College where he majored in math and physics.
At Fourah Bay, Jalloh became involved in Maoist student protests. Jalloh later earned master’s degrees in geophysics, atmospheric physics and hydrogeology from Imperial College London and University College London respectively.
In honour of the late Ambassador, the International Maritime Law Institute in Malta ordered that the institute’s flags be flown at half-mast as a sign of respect for the great loss.
The family will announce the funeral arrangements shortly. May Allaah Azzawajal grant him Jannatul Firdaus. Aameen.