New Nigerian Ambassadors And Their Countries Of Service.

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New Nigerian Ambassadors was earlier announced this year by the Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari  as he nominated 42 career diplomats which was sent to the  Senate to confirm as ambassadors.

New Nigerian Ambassadors

He forwarded the names of the nominees to the Senate seeking confirmation of their appointments “in accordance to section 171(2)(1c) and Subsection 4 of the 1999 constitution.

The nominees are, C. O Nwachukwu (Abia), A. Kefas (Adamawa), R. U Brown (Akwa Ibom), G. A, Odidibo (Anambra), O. C Onowu (Anambra), Y. S Sulieman (Bauchi), E. S Agbana (Bayelsa), B. B.M Okoyen (Bayelsa), G. M Okoko (Benue), A. M Garba (Borno) and M. I Bashir (Borno).

Others are, M. O Abang (Cross River), A. E Alote (Cross River), G. E Edokpa (Edo), A. M Maduwike (Enugu), Adamu Lamua (Gombe), Innocent Iwejuo (Imo), A. S Abubakar (Jigawa), Y. A Ahmed (Jigawa), S. D Umar (Kaduna), A. A Sule (Kano), G. Y Hamza (Kano), N. Rini (Katsina), Ahmed Rimawa (Katsina), M. Manu (Kebbi) and I. R Ocheni (Kogi)

Also appointed are, I. A Yusuf (Kogi), M. Abdulraheem (Kwara), W. A Adedeji (Lagos), A. U Ogah (Nasarawa), A. A Musa (Niger), N. A Kolo (Niger), H. O Olaniyon (Ogun), A. R Adejola (Ogun), O. E Awe (Ondo), O. O Aluko (Osun), E. A, Alatishe (Osun), V. A Adeleke (Oyo), M. S Adamu (Plateau), I. N Charles (Rivers), M. Ifu (Taraba) and B. B Hamman (Yobe).

These new ambassadors carry out specific duties such as taking charge of the embassies, work to represent and advance the foreign policy goals of the Nigerian president and his administration in other host countries it has diplomatic relations with.

They also ensure the security of embassy staff and property, manage communications, hold bilateral talks with government officials of the host country, sign trade agreements, and protect Nigerians overseas.

Nigeria also rely on its ambassadors abroad to build and maintain strong diplomatic and economic relationships with foreign nations that are of strategic importance to her interest

However, the full names of the new ambassadors to the various countries which was  released by the Nigerian president  are highlighted below:

 Ambassadors – State – Country

  1. Adamu Onoze Shuaibu – FCT – Rwanda
  2. Attahiru Halliru – Sokoto – Niger
  3. Balogun Hakeem – Lagos = Indonesia
  4. Bankole Adegboyega Adeoye = Ogun = Belgium
  5. Bello Kazaure Huessini = Jigawa = North Korea
  6. Demenongu A. Agev = Benue = Equatorial Guinea
  7. Emmanuel Kayode Oguntause = Ekiti = Benin
  8. Enoch Pear Duchi = Kaduna = Ireland
  9. Eric A. Bell-Gam – Rivers – Argentina
  10. Garba Baba – Kano – Poland
  11. Habu Abubakar Gwani Ibrahim = Gombe = Zambia
  12. Ibidapo-Obe Oluwasegun = Osun = Port of Spain T&T
  13. Ibrahim Hamza = Katsina = Iran
  14. Ibrahim Isah = Niger = Australia
  15. Inusa Ahmed = Nasarawa = Ethiopia
  16. Inyan Udo-Inyang = Akwa Ibom = Gabon
  17. Itegboje S.Sunday – Edo = Permanent Mission in New York
  18. Janet Omoleegho Olisa – Delta – Jamaica
  19. Kabiru Bala | Zamfara | Mozambique
  20. Kadiri Ayinla Audu | Kwara | Permanent Mission, Geneva
  21. Kenneth C. Nwachukwu | Imo | Cameroon
  22. Lawan Abba Gashagar | Borno | Mali
  23. Lilian Ijeukwu Onoh | Enugu | Namibia
  24. Liman Munir | Bauchi | Congo
  25. Manaja Tula Isah | Gombe | Israel
  26. Martin Nyong Cobham | Cross River | Thailand
  27. Mohammed Hassan Hassan | Borno | Kenya
  28. Momoh Sheidu Omeiza | Kogi | Liberia
  29. Musa Saban Mamman | Yobe | South Sudan
  30. Ndem Jane Ada | Benue | Sweden
  31. Ngozi Ukaeje | Imo | Portugal
  32. Nonye Udo | Anambra | Austria
  33. Obinna Chukwuemeka Agbugba | Abia | Togo
  34. Odeka Janet Bisong | Cross River | Zimbabwe
  35. Ogundero Sakirat | Oyo | Washington
  36. Okeke Vivian Nwunaku | Anambra | Spain
  37. Olatunde Adesesan | Ekiti | Angola
  38. Olufemi Abikoye | Kwara | Ghana
  39. Paragalda Ilyasu Audu | Adamawa | Turkey
  40. Queen I. Worlu | Edo | Cuba
  41. Rabiu Akawu | Kano | Algeria
  42. Rahmatu A. Dunama | Taraba | Burkina Faso
  43. Salisu Umaru | Adamawa | Senegal
  44. Sonaike Adekunbi Abibat | Ogun | Philipines
  45. Toko Ali Gongulong | Borno | Sao Tome & Principe
  46. Umar Zainab Salisu | Kebbi | Botswana
  47. Usman Bakori Aliyu | Katsina | China

New Nigerian Ambassadors And Their Country Of Service:

  1. Abba Tijani – Romania
  2. Abdul Rahman Sallahdeen – Indonesia
  3. Abubakar Shehu Bunu – Saudi Arabia
  4. Adamu Ibrahim – Syria
  5. Ademola Onafowokan – Ghana
  6. Ahmed Adams – Guinea Bissau
  7. Akinyele Oladipo Fayomi – France
  8. Alexander Nwofe – North Korea
  9. Aliyu Isa Sokoto – Niger
  10. Assam Ekanem Assam – Russia
  11. Ayibakuro Ogidi-Oke – Rwanda
  12. Ayodeji Ayodele – Greece
  13. Bianca Odumegwu-Ojukwu | Spain
  14. Biodun Olorunfemi – Namibia
  15. Chigozie Obi-Nnadozie – Liberia
  16. Chukwudi Okafor – Thailand
  17. Dauda Danladi – Pakistan
  18. David Bala – Burkina Faso
  19. Dedan Madugu – South Sudan
  20. Dr Dalhatu Tafida – United Kingdom
  21. Eddy Onuoha –  Hungary
  22. Eric Tonye Aworabhi – Italy
  23. Eyo Asuquo – Sierra Leone
  24. Felix Edobor Awanbor – Belgium
  25. Femi Rotimi – Sri Lanka
  26. Fidelia Njeze – Switzerland
  27. Francis Okeke – Vatican
  28. Frank Ngozi Isoh – Uganda
  29. Garba Abdu Zakari – Chad
  30. Grant Ehiobuche – Republic of Congo
  31. Hadiza Mustapha – Cameroon
  32. Haliru Shuaibu – Sudan
  33. Harold Augustus Koko – Serbia
  34. Haruna Garba – Kuwait
  35. Ibrahim Auwalu – Ukraine
  36. Iliya Ali Duniya Nuhu – Mali
  37. James Shuaibu Barka – Tunisia
  38. Katherine Uyok Okon – Czech Republic
  39. Kayten Catherine Jackden | Senegal
  40. Lawan Gana Guba – Egypt
  41. Lawrence Obisakin – Benin Republic
  42. Mathew Sunday Adoli – Togo
  43. Mathias Ojih Okafor – Vietnam
  44. Matilda Kwashi – Mozambique
  45. Mohammed Lawan Gana – Malawi
  46. Mr Chive Kaave – Argentina
  47. Mr Haruna Ginsau – Algeria
  48. Nonye B. Rajis Okpara – Singapore
  49. Ojo Uma Madueke – Canada
  50. Okwudili Obidigbo Nwosu – Burundi
  51. Olatokunbo Kamson – Jamaica
  52. Omolade Oluwateru – UAE
  53. Prof Ade Adefuye – United States
  54. Roland Omowa | Central African Republic
  55. Samuel Wodi Jimba – Poland
  56. Sani Saulawa Bala – Qatar
  57. Sifawu Momoh – Zambia
  58. Solomon Oyateru – Kenya
  59. Sunday Bassey – Equitorial Guinea
  60. Taofeek Arapaja – Jordan
  61. Tukur Mani – Iran
  62. Victoria Onipede – Congo Brazzaville
  63. Yemi Farounbi – Phillipines
  64. Zhiri James Gana –  Mexico

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