President Bola Ahmed Tinubu announced the recall of all Nigeria ambassadors – career and non-career as revealed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Yusuf Tuggar.
It was also reported that the president had recalled the ambassador to the United Kingdom, Sarafa Ishola following the end of his tenure.
The letter from the president reads, “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.”
The statement added that “Sequel to the inquiries on the letter recalling the Nigerian ambassador to the UK, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Yusuf Maitama Tuggar, has clarified that all career ambassadors and non-career ambassadors have been recalled on the instructions of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Ambassadors as representatives of the country serve at the behest of the President, and it’s his prerogative to send or recall them from any country.”