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Minister of Foreign Affairs Emphasises Significance of CDA and Consuls General Appointments for Nigeria’s Economic Growth

Minister of Foreign Affairs Emphasises Significance of CDA and Consuls General Appointments for Nigeria’s Economic Growth

Jerry Adesewo

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Yusuf Maitama Tuggar, has underscored the pivotal role of newly appointed Chargé D’affaires (CDAs) and Consuls General in driving Nigeria’s economic growth.

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In a recent address, he urged them to serve as exemplary ambassadors of Nigeria, emphasising their crucial contribution to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s economic agenda.

Ambassador Tuggar urged the newly appointed diplomats, who are seasoned career professionals, to prioritise their diplomatic responsibilities over political affiliations. He emphasised the importance of their collective efforts in advancing Nigeria’s interests and development through effective diplomacy.

Responding on behalf of the newly appointed officials, Ambassador Abubakar Jidda, the Consul General for the Consulate in New York, reaffirmed their commitment to upholding the principles of their profession. He pledged to leverage their positions to attract much-needed investments to Nigeria, expressing gratitude to President Tinubu and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for their trust and confidence.

The list of newly appointed CDAs and Consuls General includes:

Chargé D’Affaires:
1. Amb. Saidu Mohammed DODO – Damascus, Syria
2. Amb. Patrick Imoudu IMOLOGHOME – Pyongyang, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
3. Amb. Francisca Kemi OMAYULI – Singapore, Singapore
4. Amb. Babagana AHMADU – Bangui, Central African Republic
5. Amb. Mohammed MOHAMMED – Tripoli, Libya

Consuls General:
1. Amb. Auwalu Jega NAMADINA – Atlanta, USA
2. Amb. Nnamdi Okechukwu NZE – Bata, Equatorial Guinea
3. Amb. Francis Ntui ENYA – Douala, Cameroon
4. Amb. Gbadebo AFOLABI – Shanghai, China
5. Amb. Oludare Ezekiel FOLOWOSELE – Hong Kong, China
6. Amb. Abubakar JIDDA – New York, USA
7. Amb. Yakubu Audu DADU – Frankfurt, Germany
8. Amb. Taofik Obasanjo Coker – Buea, Cameroon
9. Amb. George Collins ONWUEKWE – Guangzhou, China
10. Amb. Umar Ibrahim BASHIR – Johannesburg, South Africa
11. Amb. Zayyan IBRAHIM – Dubai, UAE
12. Amb. Muazam Ibrahim Jibrin NAYAYA

The Minister’s call to action highlights the critical need for effective diplomatic representation to advance Nigeria’s economic interests globally. These appointments mark a significant step toward enhancing Nigeria’s diplomatic engagement and fostering economic growth.

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