Sun. Jul 21st, 2024

As the Minister of Foreign Affairs charge the CDAs, CGs on commitment to duty 

Maureen Okpe

President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of 12 Consuls-General, and five Chargè D’ Affairs for 13 Countries.

This is as the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Yusuf Maitama Tuggar, charged the newly appointed Chargé D’affaires (CDAs) and Consuls-General (CGs) to be good ambassadors of Nigeria.

Tuggar gave the charge in a statement on Tuesday signed by the Special Assistant on Media and Communications Strategy 

to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Alkasim Abdulkadir.

The Minister while congratulating the officials on Tuesday, asserted that their appointment is pivotal to the economic drive of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. 

He further charged the diplomats, who are expected to resume immediately to recommit themselves through concerted efforts for the development of the country. 

 He stressed that “as seasoned career diplomats, they should shun the act of politicking and recommit themselves to their calling of diplomacy for the collective interest and development of Nigeria.”

Reacting on behalf of the new appointees, the just appointed Consul General for the Consulate in New York Ambassador Abubakar Jidda, reiterated the commitment of his colleagues to uphold the ethos of the profession.

Jidda pledged to bring the much-needed investments to the country. 

He further expressed his gratitude to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the leadership of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the confidence reposed in them.

The Chargé D’Affaires includes, Amb. Saidu Mohammed Dodo, Damascus, Syria. Amb. Patrick Imoudu Imologhome Pyongyang, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Amb. Francisca Kemi Omayuli, Singapore, Singapore. Amb. Babagana Ahmadu, Bangui, Central African Republic. Amb. Mohammed Mohammed, Tripoli, Libya.

Also, the Consul General Consulate are Amb. Auwalu Jega Namadina, Atlanta, USA. Amb. Nnamdi Okechukwu Nze, Bata, Equatorial Guinea. Amb. Francis Ntui Enya, Douala, Cameroon. Amb. Gbadebo Afolabi, Shanghai, China. Amb. Oludare Ezekiel Folowsele, Hong Kong, China.

Others include Amb. Abubakar Jidda, New York, USA, Amb. Yakubu Audu Dadi, Frankfurt, Germany. Amb. Taofik Obasanjo Coker, Buea, Cameroon. Amb. George Collins Onwuekwe, Guangzhou, China. Amb. Umar Ibrahim Bashir, Johannesburg, South Africa. Amb. Zayyan Ibrahim, Dubai, UAE and Amb. Muazam Ibrahim Jibrin Nayaya.

See full list:


1. Amb. Saidu Mohammed DODO – Damascus, Syria

2. Amb. Patrick Imoudu IMOLOGHOME – Pyongyang, Democratic Peoples’ Republic of Korea

3. Amb. Francisca Kemi OMAYULI – Singapore, Singapore

4. Amb. Babagana AHMADU – Bangui, Central African Republic

5. Amb. Mohammed MOHAMMED – Tripoli, Libya


1. Amb. Auwalu Jega NAMADINA – Atlanta, USA

2. Amb. Nnamdi Okechukwu NZE – Bata, Equatorial Guinea

3. Amb. Francis Ntui ENYA – Douala, Cameroon

4. Amb. Gbadebo AFOLABI – Shanghai, China

5. Amb. Oludare Ezekiel FOLOWOSELE – Hong Kong, China

6. Amb. Abubakar JIDDA – New York, USA

7. Amb. Yakubu Audu DADU – Frankfurt, Germany

8. Amb. Taofik Obasanjo Coker – Buea, Cameroon

9. Amb. George Collins ONWUEKWE – Guangzhou, China

10. Amb. Umar Ibrahim BASHIR – Johannesburg, South Africa

11. Amb. Zayyan IBRAHIM – Dubai, UAE

12. Amb. Muazam Ibrahim Jibrin NAYAYA – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

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