President Bola Tinubu has recalled all Nigeria’s career and non-career ambassadors.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Yusuf Tuggar, announced this yesterday, in a statement issued by Tuggar’s media aide, Al-Qasim AbdulKadir in response to inquiries that Tinubu recalled the Nigerian Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Sarafa Ishola.
The statement reads: “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”.
The ambassadors are expected to commence the winding down of their affairs in their countries of deployment, take formal leave of the host government within sixty days, and to return to Nigeria by 31st October 2023 at the latest.
The Minister, while thanking them for the service they have rendered in their capacity while representing the country in their host countries, said he is looking forward to welcoming them in Abuja on their return.