Federal government recalls high commissioner to UK

Written by on September 2, 2023

The federal government has recalled the Nigerian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Ambassador Sarafa Tunji Ishola.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Yusuf Tuggar, in a letter addressed to Ishola, dated August 31, 2023, said: “I have the honour to notify you of Mr President’s decision to recall you, signalling the end of your tenure as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to the United Kingdom.

“By this communication, you are now expected to commence the process of winding down your affairs, and take formal leave of your host government within sixty days and to return to Nigeria by 31 October 2023 at the latest.”

While thanking the Ogun State-born former Minister of Mines and Steel Development for his service and exemplary leadership, Tuggar further extended President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s warm wishes to Ishola

“I seize this opportunity to express Mr President’s appreciation for the service you have rendered in your capacity as Nigeria’s Ambassador and Principal Representative in the United Kingdom.

“While looking forward to welcoming you in Abuja on your return, please allow me to join Mr. President in thanking Your Excellency for your exemplary leadership and service to Nigeria. I wish you God’s continued guidance in your future endeavours,” Tuggar stated.

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