President Bola Tinubu has instructed the recall of all Nigerian ambassadors, both career diplomats and non-career ones, as confirmed by Minister Ambassador Yusuf Tuggar.
This recall was officially announced on Saturday through a statement from his Media and Communications Strategy Special Assistant, Alkasim Abdulkadir.
Waffi TV had reported the recall of Nigeria’s ambassador to the United Kingdom, Sarafa Ishola.
It urged Ishola “to commence the process of winding down your affairs, and take formal leave of your host government within 60 days and to return to Nigeria by 31 October 2023 at the latest.”
The statement confirming the recall of all ambassadors:
“Sequel to the inquiries on the letter recalling the Nigerian ambassador to the UK, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Yusuf Maitama Tuggar, has clarified that all career ambassadors and non-career ambassadors have been recalled on the instructions of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
“Ambassadors as representatives of the country serve at the behest of the President and it’s his prerogative to send or recall them from any country.”
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