President Muhammadu Buhari has on Thursday 2nd July 2020, approved the renewal of appointments of 12 non-career ambassadors, assuring Nigerians of fairness in representation and inclusiveness in all matters of governance.
In a statement released on Thursday by the Presidency on the 12 non-career ambassadors, said the assurance for inclusiveness and fair representation from the President became necessary following recent complaints after the announcement of 41 non-career ambassadors that some states were not captured.
The by the Presidency also stated that the renewal of the appointments of the 12 non-career ambassadors, followed a performance evaluation, which necessitated an approval for continuation in office of the ambassadors, and the President will still decide if they will remain in their current postings.
The ambassadors whose appointments were renewed are:
1. Mrs Uzoma E. Emenike (Abia)
2. Yusuf M. Tuggar (Bauchi)
3. Muhammad B. Madugu (Bauchi)
4. Amb. Baba Ahmad Jidda (Borno)
5. Uyigue O. Oghogho (Edo)
6. Dr. Eniola Ajayi (Ekiti)
7. Deborah S. Iliya (Kaduna)
8. Mohammed D. Rimi (Katsina)
9. Prof. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande (Kebbi)
10. Dr Modupe E. Irele (Lagos)
11. Adeyinka Asekun (Ogun)
12. Sen. Goni Modu Zanna Bura (Yobe)
“The President, again, congratulates the ambassadors on the renewal, urging them to keep upholding and promoting the values of stewardship to Nigeria, while bridging good relations with other nations.,” the statement by the Presidency added.