Ambassador Yakubu Dadu (left), the new Consul-General in Frankfurt, Germany, receives his certificate from Foreign Minister Yusuf Tuggar/Photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Nigeria appoints Consul-General for Frankfurt, others

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has approved the appointment of twelve consuls-general and five chargés d’affaires to represent Nigeria in fourteen countries.

The announcement was made by Alkasim Abdulkadir, the Special Assistant on Media and Communications Strategy to Yusuf Tuggar, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, in a statement released on Tuesday.

Among the new appointees is Ambassador Yakubu Dadu, who is the new Consul-General in Frankfurt, Germany. He replaces Ambassador Wahab Akande, who has been redeployed to the Foreign Ministry in Abuja.

The new Chargé D’affaires are Ambassador Saidu Dodo (Damascus, Syria); Ambassador Patrick Imoudu Imologhome (Pyongyang, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea); Ambassador Francisca Omayuli (Singapore, Singapore); Ambassador Babagana Ahmadu (Bangui, Central African Republic); and Ambassador Mohammed Mohammed (Tripoli, Libya).

The other new Consuls-General are Ambassador Auwalu Namadina (Atlanta, USA); Ambassador Nnamdi Nze (Bata, Equatorial Guinea); Ambassador Francis Enya (Douala, Cameroon); Ambassador Gbadebo Afolabi (Shanghai, China); Ambassador Oludare Folowosele (Hong Kong, China); Ambassador Abubakar Jidda, (New York, USA); Ambassador Taofik Coker (Buea, Cameroon); Ambassador George Onwuekwe (Guangzhou, China); Ambassador Umar Bashir (Johannesburg, South Africa); Ambassador Zayyan Ibrahim (Dubai, UAE); and Ambassador Muazam Nayaya (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia).

Minister Tuggar called on the newly-appointed Chargé D’affaires and Consuls-General to be good ambassadors of Nigeria, asserting that they were pivotal to the economic diplomacy drive of President Tinubu. He stressed that as seasoned career diplomats, they should shun politicking and recommit themselves to their calling of diplomacy for Nigeria’s collective interest and development.

Reacting on behalf of the new appointees, Ambassador Abubakar Jidda, the Consul General in New York, reiterated his and his colleagues’ commitment to uphold the profession’s ethos and pledged to bring the much-needed investments to the country.

Kola Tella

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