President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has ordered the recall of all career and non-career ambassadors of Nigeria.
Alkasim Abdulkadir, the media aide to the minister of foreign affairs, Amb. Yusuf Tuggar, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday.
The minister in the statement said: “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,” it added.
Recall that immediate past President Muhammadu Buhari, in July 2020, had appointed 41 non-career ambassadors and 42 career ambassadors for Nigeria’s foreign diplomatic missions.
This followed confirmation by the Senate and subsequent deployment as stipulated in section 171(2)(1c) and Subsection 4 of the 1999 Constitution.