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Pres. Tinubu appoints Consuls-General, Chargés d’Affaires for 14 countries

President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of 12 consuls-general and five chargés d’affaires to represent Nigeria in 14 countries.

This was disclosed in a statement by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Yusuf Tuggar on Tuesday.

In the statement signed by his media aide, AlKasim Abdulkadir, the Minister emphasised the appointees’ crucial role in advancing Tinubu’s economic agenda and urged them to prioritise diplomacy over political affiliations.

The new appointees are expected to commence their duties promptly.

The statement read, “The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Yusuf Tuggar, has called on the newly appointed Chargé D’affaires and Consuls General to be good ambassadors of Nigeria, asserting that they are pivotal to the economic drive of President Bola Tinubu.

“He further stressed that as seasoned career diplomats, they should shun the act of politicking and recommit themselves to their calling of diplomacy for the collective interest and development of Nigeria.

In response, the newly appointed Consul General for the Consulate in New York, Ambassador Abubakar Jidda, reiterated their dedication to the diplomatic profession and pledged to attract much-needed investments to Nigeria.

Jidda expressed gratitude to President Tinubu and the Foreign Ministry for their confidence.

“Reacting on behalf of the new appointees, the just-appointed Consul General for the Consulate in New York, Ambassador Abubakar Jidda, reiterated the commitment of his colleagues to uphold the ethos of the profession and pledged to bring the much-needed investments to the country.

“The new appointees are to resume immediately,” the statement said.

Names of Chargé D’affaires and missions posted include Amb. Saidu Dodo Damascus, Syria); Amb. Patrick Imoudu Imologhome (Pyongyang, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea); Amb. Francisca Omayuli (Singapore, Singapore); Amb. Babagana Ahmadu (Bangui, Central African Republic); and Amb. Mohammed Mohammed (Tripoli, Libya).

Also, the newly appointed Consul General and their consulates, includie Amb. Auwalu Namadina (Atlanta, USA); Amb. Nnamdi Nze (Bata, Equatorial Guinea); Amb. Francis Enya (Douala, Cameroon); Amb. Gbadebo Afolabi (Shanghai, China); Amb. Oludare Folowosele (Hong Kong, China); Amb. Abubakar Jidda, (New York, USA); Amb. Yakubu Dadu (Frankfurt, Germany); Amb. Taofik Coker (Buea, Cameroon); Amb. George Onwuekwe (Guangzhou, China); Amb. Umar Bashir (Johannesburg, South Africa); Amb. Zayyan Ibrahim (Dubai, UAE); and Amb. Muazam Nayaya (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia)

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