President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday approved the re-appointment of 12 non-career ambassadors, urging the appointees to keep upholding and promoting the values of stewardship to Nigeria.
The announcement was contained in a statement by presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, which assured Nigerians of fairness in representation and inclusiveness in all matters of governance.
Shehu said the renewal of the ambassadors’ appointments followed the evaluation of their performance which necessitated an approval for continuation in office as ambassadors, adding that the president will determine if they would remain in their current postings.
The ambassadors whose appointments were renewed are:
- Uzoma Emenike (Abia),
- Yusuf Tuggar (Bauchi),
- Muhammad Madugu (Bauchi),
- Baba Jidda (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).
“The president, again, congratulates the ambassadors on the renewal, urging them to keep upholding and promoting the values of stewardship to Nigeria, while bridging good relations with other nations,” Shehu said.