President Tinubu Orders All Ambassadors To Return Back To Nigeria

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Yusuf Tuggar, on Saturday said the President, Bola Tinubu, had directed the recall of all ambassadors.

The minister, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media, Al-Kashim Abdul-Kadir, said the directive applied to all career and non-career ambassadors, noting that the envoys were expected to return to the country by October 31, 2013.

It was gathered that 41 non-career and 42 career ambassadors are expected to return to the country. Meanwhile, information on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs indicated that Nigeria has a total of 109 Missions, 76 Embassies, 22 High Commissions and 11 Consulates.

Former President Muhammadu Buhari had in January, 2021 approved the posting of 95 ambassadors, comprising 43 career and 52 non-career. Prior to the approval, the Senate ratified their nomination in 2020.

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