Buhari fires UK, US envoys, reappoints 12 non-career ambassadors

Buhari fires UK, US envoys, reappoints 12 non-career ambassadors


President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, fired the Nigerian ambassadors to the United Kingdom and his counterpart in the United States.

The Nigerian president also approved the renewal of appointments of 12 non-career ambassadors.

The appointments of George Oguntade, Nigerian high commissioner to the United Kingdom, and Sylvanus Nsofor, Nigerian ambassador to the United States, were not renewed.

In a statement released by presidential spokesperson Garba Shehu, Buhari urged ambassadors whose appointments were renewed to uphold and renew the values of stewardship to Nigeria, while also bridging good relations with other nations.

Part of the statement read;

“The assurance from the president became necessary following recent complaints after the announcement of 41 non-career ambassadors that some states were not captured.

“The renewal of the appointments followed a performance evaluation, which necessitated an approval for continuation in office of the ambassadors, and the President will still decide if they will remain in their current postings.”

Below is the list of ambassadors whose appointments were renewed;

NOMINEES                                       STATE

Uzoma Emenike.                                     Abia

Yusuf Tuggar.                                          Bauchi

Muhammad Madugu.                            Bauchi

Baba Jida.                                                 Borno

Uyigue Oghogho.                                      Edo

Eniola Ajayi                                              Ekiti

Deborah Iliya.                                       Kaduna

Mohammed Rimi.                                Katsina

Tijjani Muhammad-Band.                   Kebbi

Modupe Irele.                                       Lagos

Adeyinka Asekun.                                Ogun

Goni Bura                                             Yobe

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