Update: Buhari Renews Appointment Of 12-Non-Career Ambassadors, Drops Oguntade, Nsofor

President Muhammadu Buhari

BEVERLY HILLS, July 02, (THEWILL) – President Muhammadu Buhari has renewed the appointments of 12 non-career ambassadors, assuring Nigerians of fairness in representation and inclusiveness in all matters of governance.

The President dropped Justice Sylvanus Nsofor, Nigeria’s Ambassador to the United States and Justice George Adesola Oguntade, Nigeria’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.

The assurance from the President, according to his spokesman, Garba Shehu, became necessary following recent complaints after the announcement of 41 non-career ambassadors that some states were not captured.

The statement by Mallam Shehu Thursday said, “The renewal of the appointments followed a performance evaluation, which necessitated an approval for continuation in office of the ambassadors, and the President will still decide if they will remain in their current postings.

The ambassadors whose appointments were renewed are:

1. Mrs Uzoma E. Emenike (Abia)

2. Yusuf M. Tuggar (Bauchi)

3. Muhammad B. Madugu (Bauchi)

4. Amb. Baba Ahmad Jidda (Borno)

5. Uyigue O. Oghogho (Edo)

6. Dr. Eniola Ajayi (Ekiti)

7. Deborah S. Iliya (Kaduna)

8. Mohammed D. Rimi (Katsina)

9. Prof. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande (Kebbi)

10. Dr Modupe E. Irele (Lagos)

11. Adeyinka Asekun (Ogun)

12. Sen. Goni Modu Zanna 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.”