President Buhari Drops UK And US Ambassadors, Reappoints 12 Non-Career Ambassadors





President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday July 2, approved the renewal of appointments of 12 non-career ambassadors.

The Nigerian leader who did not renew the appointments of George Oguntade, Nigerian high commissioner to the United Kingdom, and Sylvanus Nsofor, Nigerian ambassador to the United States, congratulated those whose appointments were renewed.

In the 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.

The statement partly 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, & the President will still decide if they will remain in their current postings.”
See list of ambassadors whose appointments were renewed below; 

      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-Bande                    Kebbi

Modupe Irele                                         Lagos

Adeyinka Asekun                                  Ogun

Goni Bura                                              Yobe

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