President Bola Tinubu has directed the recall of all career and non-career ambassadors serving in different countries.
The minister of foreign affairs,Yusuf Tuggar, confirmed the recall of all ambassadors on Saturday in a statement by his SA, Media and Communications Strategy, Alkasim Abdulkadir.
“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.”
Recall that on the 31st of August, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Amb Yusuf Tuggar through a letter reportedly recalled Nigeria’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom Sarafa Ishola, and ordered him to proceed on leave and return to Nigeria within 60 days.
By this action, the President through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will now have to appoint a new set of Ambassadors to the country’s consulates across all countries with Nigeria having diplomatic relations.
Ambassadors in Nigeria are classified into career and non-career ambassadors. Former President Buhari last appointed Ambassadors in 2021 when he inaugurated 96 ambassadors of which 43 were career and 53 were non-career ambassadors.