Buhari approves renewal of appointment of 12 non-career Ambassadors

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By Ismaila Chafe

Abuja – President Muhammadu Buhari has approved renewal of appointments of 12 non-career ambassadors, assuring of fairness in representation and inclusiveness in all matters of governance.

Malam Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to President on Media and Publicity, confirmed this in a statement in Abuja on Thursday.

Shehu stated that assurance from the President became necessary following recent complaints after announcement of 41 non-career ambassadors that some states were not captured.

He said: “ renewal of the appointments followed a performance evaluation, which necessitated an approval for continuation in of ambassadors, and the President will still decide if they will remain in current postings.’’

According to presidential aide, ambassadors whose appointments were renewed are:

Mrs Uzoma E. Emenike (Abia)
Yusuf M. Tuggar (Bauchi)
Muhammad B. Madugu (Bauchi)
Amb. Baba Ahmad Jidda (Borno)
Uyigue O. Oghogho (Edo)
Dr. Eniola Ajayi (Ekiti)
Deborah S. Iliya (Kaduna)
Mohammed D. Rimi (Katsina)
Prof. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande (Kebbi)
Dr Modupe E. Irele (Lagos)
Adeyinka Asekun (Ogun)
Sen. Goni Modu Zanna Bura (Yobe)
President Buhari congratulated ambassadors on the renewal, urging them to keep upholding and promoting the values of stewardship to Nigeria, while bridging good relations with other nations.