Ambassadors recall: Permanent representatives to UN exempted, says presidency

Friday Ajagunna
Friday Ajagunna

The presidency says Nigeria’s United Nations (UN) permanent representatives in New York and Geneva have been exempted from the recall of ambassadors.

In a statement on Saturday, Ajuri Ngelale, the presidential spokesperson, said the exemption of the representatives is due to the forthcoming UN general assembly.

Ngelale said the recall of the ambassadors takes immediate effect.

“The president’s directive is sequel to his careful study of the present state of affairs at Nigerian Consulate Offices and Embassies worldwide, and in line with the president’s renewed hope agenda,” the statement reads.

“The president is determined to ensure that world-class efficiency and quality, will henceforth, characterise foreign and domestic service delivery to citizens, residents and prospective visitors alike.”

Earlier on Saturday, Yusuf Tuggar, minister of foreign affairs, announced that President Bola Tinubu has directed the recall of all career and non-career ambassadors serving in different countries.

The decision was announced barely 24 hours after the president recalled Sarafa Isola, Nigeria’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom (UK).

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