President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the posting of ambassador-designates to Nigerian missions abroad.
The posting came six months after the envoy-designates were confirmed by the Senate. The delay, sources said, was due to intense lobbying by non-career ambassadors, who are candidates of state governors and some strong politicians, for “juicy” countries.
The list includes 43 career ambassadors and 52 non-career ambassadors.
The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Gabriel Aduda, said Tuesday in a statement that with the development, the process of requesting agreement from the prospective host countries had commenced.
“There will be an induction course for the Ambassador-designates and their spouses which will hold on a date to be announced shortly to prepare and facilitate the movement of the envoys to their respective missions,” he said.