Posted by News Express | 31 March 2017 | 1,963 times
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate deployment of four of the newly appointed Ambassadors-Designate.
The president announced the deployment in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity Mr Femi Adesina on Friday in Abuja.
Adesina said Prof. Tijjani Bande, (Kebbi State) would now serve as Nigeria’s Ambassador/Representative to the Permanent Mission of Nigeria to the United Nations Headquarters in New York
He said Itegboje Sunday Samson (Edo State) will serve as Nigeria’s Ambassador/Deputy Representative, Permanent Mission of Nigeria to the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
Kadiri Ayinla Audu, (Kwara State) is to proceed as Nigeria’s Ambassador/Representative to the Permanent Mission of Nigeria to the United Nations Offices in Geneva while Bankole A. Adeoye, (Ogun State) is to serve as Nigeria’s Ambassador/Representative to the Embassy of Nigeria/Permanent Mission to the African Union in Addis Ababa.”
The Senate last week confirmed 45 out of the 47 persons as non-career ambassadors following their nomination by President Muhammadu Buhari.
It had earlier confirmed the nomination of 47 career ambassadors proposed by the executive. (NAN)