The Ambassadors-Designate have had to endure a tourtuous six months waiting after been cleared by the senate last year September.

The 25 Ambassadors-Designate were presented their letters by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; Deputy governor of Kano state, Nasir Gawuna and representative of Police Affairs Minister in Abuja.

The other 74 are yet to get clearance from the countries they are posted to. They are waiting for the agreemo, which is a letter of consent of acceptance from their host countries.

In his opening remarks, Onyeama charged the Ambassadors-Designate to represent President Muhammadu in their various countries accredited to them.

“This appointment is a testimony to the confidence President Muhammadu Buhari has in you to represent him in the various countries.”

He assured the Ambassadors-Designate that the ministry will always be available to provide them with support even though it might not be enough.

Batch A Ambassadors-Designate: Amb. Wasilat Abimbola Adedeji, Botswana; Amb. Benaoyagha Bernard Mese Okoye, Cuba; Amb. Nura Abba Rimi, Egypt; Amb. Mohammed Sarki Abubakar, Guinea Rep.; Amb. Faruk Malami Yabo, Jordan; Amb. Jazuli Imam Galadanci, Kuwait; Amb. Chikezie Ogbonna Nwachukwu, Mali; Amb. Albashir Ibrahim Saleh Al-Hussaini, Morocco; Amb. Yakubu Abdullahi Ahmed, Qatar; Amb. Yahaya Lawal, Saudi Arabia; Amb. Olorundare Philip Awoniyi, Venezuela and Amb. Ominiyi Nwannebuike Eze, Zambia.

Deputy Ambassadors and the countries accredited to them: Amb. Olukayode Olugbenga Aluko, Benin; Amb. Lami Sauda Remawa-Ahmed, Cameroon; Amb. Olawole Emmanuel Awe, China; Amb. Innocent Alaoma Iwejuo, Ethiopia; Amb. Ingekem Regina Ocheni, Germany; Amb. Gambo Yusuf Hamza, Ghana; Amb. Aisha Mohammed Garba, Niger; Amb. Ismail Ayobami Alatishe, Russia; Amb. Gabriel Mustafa Okoko, Switzerland; Amb. Suleiman Sani, UK; Amb. Mukhtar Ibrahim Bashir, USA, Washington, DC and Amb. George Ehidiamen Edokpa, USA (Perm. Mission).

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