President Muhammadu Buhari has approved renewal of the appointments of 12 non-career ambassadors.
Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, made this known in a statement on Thursday.
Shehu said in the statement that the president had assured Nigerians of fairness in representation and inclusiveness in all matters of governance following complaints on the 41 non-career ambassadors appointed by the president on Wednesday in which some states had no slot.
“The assurance from the President became necessary following recent complaints after announcement of 41 non-career ambassadors that some states were not captured.
“The renewal of the appointments followed a performance evaluation, which necessitated an approval for continuation in office of the ambassadors, and the President will still decide if they will remain in their current postings”, Shehu said.
The ambassadors whose appointments were renewed are:
1. Mrs. Uzoma E. Emenike (Abia)
2. Yusuf M. Tuggar (Bauchi)
3. Muhammad B. Madugu (Bauchi)
4. Amb. Baba Ahmad Jidda (Borno)
5. Uyigue O. Oghogho (Edo)
6. Dr. Eniola Ajayi (Ekiti)
7. Deborah S. Iliya (Kaduna)
8. Mohammed D. Rimi (Katsina)
9. Prof. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande (Kebbi)
10. Dr Modupe E. Irele (Lagos)
11. Adeyinka Asekun (Ogun)
12. Sen. Goni Modu Zanna Bura (Yobe)