The Federal Government has recalled all ambassadors — career ambassadors and non-career, according to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Yusuf Tuggar.
While the media reported the recall of Nigeria’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Ambassador Sarafa Tunji Isola, the Minister emphasized that this decision applies to all career and non-career ambassadors and is not motivated by a witch-hunt.
A statement issued on Saturday by the Minister’s SA, Media and Communications Strategy, Alkasim Abdulkadir, read. “Sequel to the inquiries on the letter recalling the Nigerian ambassador to the UK, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Yusuf Maitama Tuggar, has reaffirmed that all career ambassadors and non career ambassadors have been recalled on the instructions of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
“Ambassadors as representatives of the country they serve at the behest of the president and it’s his prerogative to send or recall them from any country.”
The ambassadors are expected to commence the winding down of their affairs in their countries of deployment, and take formal leave of the host government within 60 days and to return to Nigeria by October 31, 2023 at the latest.