President Muhammadu Buhari has approved renewal of the appointments of 12 non-career ambassadors.
The renewal of the appointments followed a performance evaluation which necessitated an approval for continuation in office of the ambassadors.
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The ambassadors whose appointments were renewed are Mrs Uzoma E. Emenike (Abia); Yusuf M. Tuggar (Bauchi); Muhammad B. Madugu (Bauchi); Amb. Baba Ahmad Jidda (Borno); Uyigue O. Oghogho (Edo); Dr Eniola Ajayi (Ekiti); Deborah S. Iliya (Kaduna); Mohammed D. Rimi (Katsina); Prof. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande (Kebbi); Dr Modupe E. Irele (Lagos); Adeyinka Asekun (Ogun); and Sen. Goni Modu Zanna Bura (Yobe)
President Buhari, in a statement issued on Thursday by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, assured Nigerians of fairness in representation and inclusiveness in all matters of governance.
The President gave the assurance, following recent complaints after announcement of 41 non-career ambassadors that some states were not captured.
Buhari, who congratulated the ambassadors again on the renewal, urged them to keep upholding and promoting the values of stewardship to Nigeria, while bridging good relations with other nations.