President Bola Tinubu has recalled all the country’s ambassadors from their respective host nations.
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Amb. Yusuf Tuggar, disclosed this in a statement issued on Saturday, by his Special Adviser on Media and Communications Strategy, Alkasim Abdulkadir.
According to the statement, both the career and non-career ambassadors were affected by the directive.
The country’s envoy to the United Kingdom, Sarafa Ishola, had earlier been recalled on Friday.
A recall letter by the minister indicated the end of Ishola’s tenure as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to the United Kingdom.
It urged Ishola, “to commence the process of winding down your affairs, take formal leave of your host government within 60 days and to return to Nigeria by 31st October, 2023 at the latest.”
The statement confirming the recall of all ambassadors read: “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.”