President Muhammadu Buhari has assigned portfolios to all the 47 career ambassadors cleared by the Senate.
President Muhammadu Buhari has also urged ambassadors to be prudent with funds.
Citing a document from Daily Trust has compiled the state of origin of the envoys, their names and their respective portfolios as seen below:
1 Abia: Obinna Chukwuemeka Agbugba (Togo),
- Adamawa: Salisu Umaru (Senegal),
- Paragalda Ilyasu Audu (Turkey),
- Akwa Ibom: Inyan Udo-Inyang (Gabon),
- Anambra: Okeke Vivian Nwunaku (Spain),
- Nonye Udo (Austria);
- Bauchi: Liman Munir (Congo),
- Benue: Ndem Jane Ada (Sweden),
- Demenongu A. Agev (Equatorial Guinea),
- Borno: Mohammed Hassan Hassan (Kenya),
- Toko Ali Gongulong (Sao Tome & Principe),
- Lawan Abba Gashagar (Mali),
- Cross River: Martin Nyong Cobham (Thailand),
- Odeka Janet Bisong (Zimbabwe),
- Delta: Omoleegho Olisa (Jamaica),
- Edo: Itegboje S.Sunday (Permanent Mission in New York),
- Queen I. Worlu (Cuba).
- Ekiti: Olatunde Adesesan (Angola),
- Emmanuel Kayode Oguntause (Benin),
- Enugu: Lilian Ijeukwu Onoh (Namibia),
- FCT: Adamu Onoze Shuaibu (Rwanda),
- Gombe: Manaja Tula Isah (Israel),
- Habu Abubakar Gwani Ibrahim (Zambia),
- Imo: Ngozi Ukaeje (Portugal),
- Kenneth C. Nwachukwu (Cameroon),
- Jigawa: Bello Kazaure Huessini (North Korea),
- Kaduna: Enoch Pear Duchi (Ireland),
- Kano: Garba Baba (Poland),
- Rabiu Akawu (Algeria),
- Katsina: Usman Bakori Aliyu (China),
31 .Ibrahim Hamza (Iran),
32 .Kebbi: Umar Zainab Salisu (Botswana),
- Kogi: Momoh Sheidu Omeiza (Liberia),
- Kwara: Kadiri Ayinla Audu (Permanent Mission, Geneva) and
- Olufemi Abikoye (Ghana).
The federal government also assigned
- Lagos: Balogun Hakeem ( Indonesia),
- Nasarawa: Inusa Ahmed (Ethiopia),
- Niger: Ibrahim Isah (Australia),
- Ogun: Bankole Adegboyega Adeoye (Belgium),
- Sonaike Adekunbi Abibat (Philipines),
- Osun: Ibidapo-Obe Oluwasegun (Port of Spain T&T),
- Oyo: Ogundero Sakirat (Washington),
- River: Eric A. Bell-Gam (Argentina),
- Sokoto: Attahiru Halliru (Niger),
- Taraba: Rahmatu A. Dunama (Burkina Faso),
- Yobe: Musa Saban Mamman (South Sudan),
- Zamfara: Kabiru Bala (Mozambique).
Meanwhile, the federal government has approved the closure of nine foreign missions as part of its measures to reduce the cost of running Nigeria’s foreign representations due to the economic recession.
The government has also reduced the number of officers at foreign missions, stopped posting staff of home ministries to foreign missions and approved the training of foreign service officers to carry out multiple tasks, including administration, immigration, trade, culture and education related functions.
This was disclosed by President Muhammadu Buhari, while declaring open an induction course for newly appointed career ambassadors at the NIA headquarters in Abuja on Monday, December 19.