Buhari sacks Nigerian envoys


President Muhammadu Buhari has recalled all political appointees serving as envoys from their various duty posts across the world.
Those affected are ambassadors appointed by former President Goodluck Jonathan.
Prominent among them are a former Foreign Affairs Minister , Chief Ojo Maduekwe (Canada); Chairman of the Jonathan Presidential Campaign Organisation in the 2011 election, Dr. Dalhatu Tafida (UK);Professor Ade Adefuye (USA);widow of the late Ikemba Nnewi, Chief Emeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, Bianca (Spain);and former deputy governor of Oyo State, Taofeek Arapaja (Jordan).
The rest include a former aviation minister, Fidelia Njeze (Switzerland);ex-General Manager, Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Ibadan, Mr. Yemi Farounbi (Philippines); a one-time governorship aspirant in Lagos State, Olatokunbo Kamson (Jamaica); a PDP front liner in Ondo State, Cornelius Oluwateru (UAE).
Others are Abubakar Shehu Bunu (Saudi Arabia); a former Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General in Benue State, Chive Kaave (Argentina); a former financial secretary of the PDP, Tukur Mani (Iran);and former permanent secretary, Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA Biodun Nathaniel Olorunfemi (Namibia).
Also on the list are: Chief Asam Asam (SAN), (Russia); Okwudili Nwosu (Burundi); Okeke Chukwuemeka (Vatican); Eric Aworahbi (Italy); Dauda Danladi (Pakistan); and Katherine Okon (Czeck Republic); Nwofe Alexander,; Princess Victoria Bosede Onipede (Republic of Congo); Senator Haruna Garba (Kuwait); Nonye Rajis-Okpara (Singapore); Chief Eddy Onuoha (Hungary); Adamu Babangida Ibrahim (Syria); Dr. Sam Jimba (Poland).
They were among the 93 envoys posted out in June 2012.
Authoritative sources said Saturday night in Abuja that the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, had communicated the President’s directive to the affected ambassadors.
They were told to hand over to the highest ranking officer in their various locations.
A Presidency source confirmed that some of the ambassadors including the envoy in Saudi Arabia were already on their way back to the country at press time.
The source said that “the President …Read More

Source:: New Mail