President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has recalled all ambassadors and non-career ambassadors serving in different parts of the world
According to the Tribune, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Yusuf Tuggar, disclosed this through his Special Assistant on Media and Communications Strategy, Alkasim Abdulkadir on Saturday, September 2, 2023.
He 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 reaffirmed 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 they 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 60 days and return to Nigeria by October 31, 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.