President Bola Tinubu has issued a directive for the recall of all ambassadors, both career and non-career, who are currently stationed in various foreign countries.
The decision, which comes shortly after the recall of Nigeria’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Sarafa Isola, was announced by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Yusuf Tuggar. Tuggar’s media and communications adviser, Alkasim Abdulkadir, conveyed this announcement.
In a letter dated August 31, President Tinubu instructed the recall of Ambassador Isola, requesting his return to Nigeria no later than October 31, following the formalities of leave from his host government. Tuggar extended gratitude on behalf of President Tinubu to the departing High Commissioner for his dedicated service and wished him success in his future endeavors.
In a clarification statement, Minister Tuggar emphasized that this recall pertains to all ambassadors, both career and non-career, and highlighted that ambassadors represent the country at the President’s discretion, allowing him to appoint or recall them from any foreign posting.
The statement did not specify when their successors would assume their respective ambassadorial roles.