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Buhari Approves Posting Of 95 Ambassadors-Designate

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Vice President of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday, disclosed what the Federal Government is doing to end insecurity in the country. Osinbajo revealed this when receiving the Oluyin of Iyin Ekiti, Oba Adeola Ajakaiye, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, disclosed this in a statement, titled, ‘What we are currently doing to improve security, by Osinbajo.’ The Vice President while speaking on the effort to tackle insecurity, said the supplementary budget sent to the National Assembly, on enhancing the capacity of the military and other security agencies, is part of the concerted efforts of the Buhari regime to beef up its response to the nation’s security challenges. Osinbajo charged traditional rulers, local and state governments to collaborate with the Federal Government in tackling insecurity. He said, “The President has recently constituted a committee that will look at the whole security infrastructure with a view to looking at the needs of the military, as well as the police and security agencies.” “The result of that is a bill before the National Assembly, a supplementary bill. The purpose of that bill is to present some of the needs of the military, as well as of security agencies in order to be able to beef up our response to the security challenges.” “We have to keep looking at how to support our (security) services to ensure that our country is safe. I can assure you that soon, the issue of insecurity will be a thing of the past and that we will all live in peace and prosperity in this country.” Osinbajo said, “There is no question at all that, at the level of community, we need to take decisive action, because most of these things occur at our community level.” “And I’m very happy to hear that you have a committee organised for the purpose of this (tackling insecurity) and that you’ve been able to contain the menace that we see in different parts of the country in your community.” “Any country with this number of security challenges must respond as robustly as possible.” “But it is also important to bear in mind that it takes a combined effort of all of us, at the local government level, state and federal levels; all of the levels; we need to come together to tackle this issue of insecurity.”

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the posting of ninety-five career ambassadors and non-career ambassadors-designate to various Nigerian missions abroad.

The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Gabriel Aduda, made this known in a statement on Tuesday.

According to Aduda, 43 career ambassadors and 52 non-career ambassadors will be posted to various Nigerian missions overseas.

He noted that the ministry would organise an induction course for the ambassadors-designate and their spouses.

Aduda explained that the date for the event would be announced soon was to prepare and facilitate the movement of the ambassadors-designate to their respective missions.

He, however, revealed that the federal government has already commenced the process of requesting Agrément from the prospective host countries.

The ambassadors-designate who were nominated included C.O Nwachukwu; A. Kafas, R. U. Brown, G. A. Odudigbo, O. C. Onowu, Y. S. Suleiman, E. S. Agbana, B. B. M. Okoyen, G. M. Okoko, A. M. Garba, M. l. Bashir, M. O. Abam, A. E. Allotey, G. E. Edokpa, and A. N. Madubuike.

Others are Adamu Lamuwa, Innocent lwejuo, M. S. Abubakar, Y. A. Ahmed, S. D. Umar, A. Sule, G. Y. Hamza, N. Rimi, L S. Ahmed-Remawa, M. Manu, l. R. Ocheni, l. A. Yusuf, M. Abdulraheem, W. A. Adedeji, and A. U. Ogah.

Also among the ambassadors-designate are A. A. Musa, N. A. Kolo, S. O. Olaniyan, A. R. Adejola, E. Awe, O. Aluko, I. A. Alatishe, V. A. Adeleke, M. S. Adamu, l. N. Charles, Z M. lfu, and B. B. Hamman.

Naija News had reported that Buhari nominated 42 career ambassadors-designate to the Senate for confirmation.

In a letter dated May 6, 2020, the President informed the lawmakers that his request was in accordance with section 171 (1),(2)(c), and subsection (4) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as amended.

In another letter dated July 1, 2020, the President asked the Senate to confirm one career ambassador-designate and 39 non-career ambassadors- designate.