Nigerian Ambassadors: The Full List

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When it comes to diplomacy and international relations, the ambassador of a country deploys to the state of interest is a very important piece of the puzzle.

Basically, an ambassador is a high-ranking diplomat representing a country and this individual often serves as the resident representative of the country’s government when it comes to diplomacy related assignments.

In this post, we will trace the Nigerian Ambassadors from 2012 till date.

In June 2012, President Goodluck Jonathan deployed 93 diplomats to over 64 countries across the world after presenting them with their letters of credence. 86 of these ambassadors were posted out of the country while 7 remained in Nigeria as ambassadors-in-situ. Out of the 86 posted out, 62 were deployed to serve as ambassadors while 24 were appointed as Deputy Heads of Mission.

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Below is the list of the ambassadors posted to serve in over 60 countries.

Ambassador | Country

  1. Abba Tijani | Romania
  2. Abdul Rahman Sallahdeen | Indonesia
  3. Abubakar Shehu Bunu | Saudi Arabia
  4. Adamu Ibrahim | Syria
  5. Ademola Onafowokan | Ghana
  6. Ahmed Adams | Guinea Bissau
  7. Akinyele Oladipo Fayomi | France
  8. Alexander Nwofe | North Korea
  9. Aliyu Isa Sokoto | Niger
  10. Assam Ekanem Assam | Russia
  11. Ayibakuro Ogidi-Oke | Rwanda
  12. Ayodeji Ayodele | Greece
  13. Bianca Odumegwu-Ojukwu | Spain
  14. Biodun Olorunfemi | Namibia
  15. Chigozie Obi-Nnadozie | Liberia
  16. Chukwudi Okafor | Thailand
  17. Dauda Danladi | Pakistan
  18. David Bala | Burkina Faso
  19. Dedan Madugu | South Sudan
  20. Dr Dalhatu Tafida | United Kingdom
  21. Eddy Onuoha | Hungary
  22. Eric Tonye Aworabhi | Italy
  23. Eyo Asuquo | Sierra Leone
  24. Felix Edobor Awanbor | Belgium
  25. Femi Rotimi | Sri Lanka
  26. Fidelia Njeze | Switzerland
  27. Francis Okeke | Vatican
  28. Frank Ngozi Isoh | Uganda
  29. Garba Abdu Zakari | Chad
  30. Grant Ehiobuche | Republic of Congo
  31. Hadiza Mustapha | Cameroon
  32. Haliru Shuaibu | Sudan
  33. Harold Augustus Koko | Serbia
  34. Haruna Garba | Kuwait
  35. Ibrahim Auwalu | Ukraine
  36. Iliya Ali Duniya Nuhu | Mali
  37. James Shuaibu Barka | Tunisia
  38. Katherine Uyok Okon | Czech Republic
  39. Kayten Catherine Jackden | Senegal
  40. Lawan Gana Guba | Egypt
  41. Lawrence Obisakin | Benin Republic
  42. Mathew Sunday Adoli | Togo
  43. Mathias Ojih Okafor | Vietnam
  44. Matilda Kwashi | Mozambique
  45. Mohammed Lawan Gana | Malawi
  46. Mr Chive Kaave | Argentina
  47. Mr Haruna Ginsau | Algeria
  48. Nonye B. Rajis Okpara | Singapore
  49. Ojo Uma Madueke | Canada
  50. Okwudili Obidigbo Nwosu | Burundi
  51. Olatokunbo Kamson | Jamaica
  52. Omolade Oluwateru | UAE
  53. Prof Ade Adefuye | United States
  54. Roland Omowa | Central African Republic
  55. Samuel Wodi Jimba | Poland
  56. Sani Saulawa Bala | Qatar
  57. Sifawu Momoh | Zambia
  58. Solomon Oyateru | Kenya
  59. Sunday Bassey | Equitorial Guinea
  60. Taofeek Arapaja | Jordan
  61. Tukur Mani | Iran
  62. Victoria Onipede | Congo Brazzaville
  63. Yemi Farounbi | Phillipines
  64. Zhiri James Gana | Mexico

After three years of service in their various countries and following the installation of new administration, the current president, Muhammadu Buhari reportedly relieved these ambassadors of their duties. Interestingly, this was a few months to the end of their ambassadorial tenure. A few months after the decision was made, the names of the new ambassadors to the various countries were released and here’s a full list.

Ambassador | State | Country

  1. Adamu Onoze Shuaibu | FCT | Rwanda
  2. Attahiru Halliru | Sokoto | Niger
  3. Balogun Hakeem | Lagos | Indonesia
  4. Bankole Adegboyega Adeoye | Ogun | Belgium
  5. Bello Kazaure Huessini | Jigawa | North Korea
  6. Demenongu A. Agev | Benue | Equatorial Guinea
  7. Emmanuel Kayode Oguntause | Ekiti | Benin
  8. Enoch Pear Duchi | Kaduna | Ireland
  9. Eric A. Bell-Gam | Rivers | Argentina
  10. Garba Baba | Kano | Poland
  11. Habu Abubakar Gwani Ibrahim | Gombe | Zambia
  12. Ibidapo-Obe Oluwasegun | Osun | Port of Spain T&T
  13. Ibrahim Hamza | Katsina | Iran
  14. Ibrahim Isah | Niger | Australia
  15. Inusa Ahmed | Nasarawa | Ethiopia
  16. Inyan Udo-Inyang | Akwa Ibom | Gabon
  17. Itegboje S.Sunday | Edo | Permanent Mission in New York
  18. Janet Omoleegho Olisa | Delta | Jamaica
  19. Kabiru Bala | Zamfara | Mozambique
  20. Kadiri Ayinla Audu | Kwara | Permanent Mission, Geneva
  21. Kenneth C. Nwachukwu | Imo | Cameroon
  22. Lawan Abba Gashagar | Borno | Mali
  23. Lilian Ijeukwu Onoh | Enugu | Namibia
  24. Liman Munir | Bauchi | Congo
  25. Manaja Tula Isah | Gombe | Israel
  26. Martin Nyong Cobham | Cross River | Thailand
  27. Mohammed Hassan Hassan | Borno | Kenya
  28. Momoh Sheidu Omeiza | Kogi | Liberia
  29. Musa Saban Mamman | Yobe | South Sudan
  30. Ndem Jane Ada | Benue | Sweden
  31. Ngozi Ukaeje | Imo | Portugal
  32. Nonye Udo | Anambra | Austria
  33. Obinna Chukwuemeka Agbugba | Abia | Togo
  34. Odeka Janet Bisong | Cross River | Zimbabwe
  35. Ogundero Sakirat | Oyo | Washington
  36. Okeke Vivian Nwunaku | Anambra | Spain
  37. Olatunde Adesesan | Ekiti | Angola
  38. Olufemi Abikoye | Kwara | Ghana
  39. Paragalda Ilyasu Audu | Adamawa | Turkey
  40. Queen I. Worlu | Edo | Cuba
  41. Rabiu Akawu | Kano | Algeria
  42. Rahmatu A. Dunama | Taraba | Burkina Faso
  43. Salisu Umaru | Adamawa | Senegal
  44. Sonaike Adekunbi Abibat | Ogun | Philipines
  45. Toko Ali Gongulong | Borno | Sao Tome & Principe
  46. Umar Zainab Salisu | Kebbi | Botswana
  47. Usman Bakori Aliyu | Katsina | China

Out of these 47 ambassadors, 45 were deployed as career- ambassadors-designate to their respective countries for accreditation.

These ambassadors resumed at their duty post after their countries of assignment sent a letter of consent to the Nigerian Government.

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