These new ambassadors carry out specific duties such as taking charge of the embassies, work to represent and advance the foreign policy goals of the Nigerian president and his administration in other host countries it has diplomatic relations with.
They also ensure the security of embassy staff and property, manage communications, hold bilateral talks with government officials of the host country, sign trade agreements, and protect Nigerians overseas.
Ambassadors are normally resident, this means that they live in the host country to which they are assigned. Its only in some few cases whereby a resident ambassador may be assigned to another neighbouring country.
This means he will live in the host country in which he is an ambassador but will continue to serve as a nonresident ambassador to the neighbouring country. An execption is given to the Nigerian ambassador to the United Nations who is also non-resident.
Nigeria also rely on its ambassadors abroad to build and maintain strong diplomatic and economic relationships with foreign nations that are of strategic importance to her interest.
Anytime there is conflict of interest with international relations between Nigeria and Canada for instance, it is the role of the ambassador there to lead negotiations with the host government in order to find a lasting diplomatic solution.
In this post, we will list all Nigerian Ambassadors and their assigned countries below.
Please note that 45 out of these 47 ambassadors, were deployed as career ambassadors-designate to their respective countries for accreditation and would resume duty at the countries of assignment after a letter of consent is sent to the Nigerian Government.
Current Nigerian Ambassadors And Their Assigned Countries: Full List
The below names are the new ambassadors appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari and has been sent to the Senate for confirmation.
List of Nigerian Ambassadors And Their States (December, 2020)
NI has the current list of the ambassadors sent to the Nigerian Senate for confirmation by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The senate had received from President Muhammadu Buhari a letter requesting that the confirmation of 42 career Ambassadors-designate be formally confirmed. It was read on the floor of the National Assembly by the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan.
The letter reads: “In accordance to section 171 (1),(2)(c) and subsection (4) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended. I have the honour to forward for confirmation by the Senate, the under-listed forty-two (42) names of nominees as Career Ambassadors-Designate.”
The Ambassadors-designate for confirmation and their states include:
- C.O Nwachukwu, Abia state
- A. Kafas, Adamawa state
- R. U. Brown, Akwa-Ibom state
- G. A. Odudigbo, Anambra state
- O. C. Onowu, Anambra state
- Y. S. Suleiman, Bauchi state
- E S. Agbana, Bayelsa state
- B. B. M. Okoyen, Bayelsa state
- G. M. Okoko Benue state
- A. M. Garba, Borno state
- M. l. Bashir, Bomo state
- M. O. Abam, Cross River state
- A. E. Allotey, Cross River state
- G. E. Edokpa, Edo state
- A. N. Madubuike, Enugu state
- Adamu Lamuwa, Gombe state
- Mr. Innocent A. lwejuo, lmo state
- M. S. Abubakar, Jigawa state
- Y. A. Ahmed, Jigawa state
- S. D. Umar, Kaduna state
- A. Sule, Kano state
- G. Y. Hamza, Kano state
- N. Rimi, Katsina state
- L S. Ahmed-Remawa, Katsina state
- M. Manu, Kebbi state
- l. R. Ocheni, Kogi state
- l. A. Yusuf, Kogi state
- M. Abdulraheem, Kwara state
- Mrs. W. A. Adedeji, Lagos state
- A. U. Ogah, Nasarawa state
- A. A. Musa, Niger state
- N. A. Kolo, Niger state
- S. O. Olaniyan, Ogun state
- A. R. Adejola, Ogun state
- E. Awe Ondo state
- O. Aluko, Osun state
- I. A. Alatishe, Osun state
- V. A. Adeleke, Oyo state
- M. S. Adamu, Plateau state
- l. N. Charles, Rivers state
- Z M. lfu, Taraba state
- B. B. Hamman, Yobe state.