Mon. Jul 22nd, 2024

Nigeria: Tinubu Appoints Jidda, 11 Others Consuls General

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has approved the appointment of Amb. Abubakar Jidda as Consul General of New York, United States of America, and 11 others to various missions.

The president also approved the appointment of five new Chargé D’affaires.

At an event in Abuja to send them off, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Yusuf Tuggar, charged the new appointees to be good ambassadors of Nigeria in their new roles.

Tuggar, while emphasizing that they were critical to the economic drive of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, stressed that as seasoned career diplomats, they should shun politicking and recommit themselves to their calling of diplomacy for the collective interest and development of Nigeria.

Responding on behalf of the new appointees, the newly appointed Consul General for the Consulate in New York, Ambassador Abubakar Jidda, reiterated the commitment of his colleagues to uphold the ethos of the profession and pledged to bring the much-needed investments to the country.

Jidda expressed appreciation to President Tinubu and the leadership of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the confidence reposed in them.

The new appointees are to resume immediately.

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