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List Of Nigerian Ambassadors & Their Assigned Countries

Many Nigerians don’t actually know their ambassadors or even the countries they are currently assigned to beacasue many belive that its of no use to them since they arent travelling out of the country anytime soon.

We assume you landed on this webpage because you wanted to see a list of Nigerian ambassadors and the countries there assigned to, Well, we will be showing you a list of these ambassadors just after you understand the roles of ambassadors and what the really do in their host countries.

An Ambassador is a high ranking diplomat appointed by the president of a country (Nigeria in this case) to support a country’s interests in foreign countries and promote foreign policy strategies through international organizations.

The three main jobs of Nigerian ambassadors are to protect the lives and property of Nigerians in any country they’re assigned to, sustaining peace between Nigeria and these countries and to hold bilateral and peace talks with government officials of the host country.

Other duties of an ambassador includes ensuring the security of staffs and properties of the Nigerian embassy in any given country, signing trade agreements, securing the interests of Nigeria in the host country and many more.

Most ambassadors are normally residents in whichever country they’re assigned to except in few cases where a resident ambassador may be assigned to another neighbouring country which means that he/she will live in the host country but will continue to serve as the ambassador to the neighbouring country.

Ambassadors are also mostly stationed in the capital of the host country and given a specific territory or building called an embassy, whose territory, staff, vehicles and properties are generally afforded diplomatic immunity in the host country and managed by the ambassador.

It is also important to know that Ambassadors in Nigeria are not permanent and can be removed at anytime by the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

When most presidents assume office, they appoint a new set of ambassadors which will oversee the affairs of Nigeria in their respective host countries.

In 2012 for example, Nigeria’s former President, Goodluck Jonathan deployed 93 diplomats to over 64 countries. 86 of these ambassadors were posted out of the country while 7 remained in Nigeria as ambassadors-in- situ but these ambassadors were removed from office when the current president took over.

Nigeria’s incumbent president, Muhammudu Buhari in 2016 appointed a total number of 47 ambassadors and these ambassadors have been deployed in various missions across the world.

At first, there were some issues regarding the appointment of these ambassadors but their appointments were sealed by the upper legislative chamber in Nigeria which is popularly known as the Nigerian senate after these issues were resolved by the presidency.

Below is a list of the 47 appointed Nigerian ambassadors and their places of assignments.

S/N Name State Of Origin Portfolio
1 Obinna Chukwuemeka Agbugba Abia Ambassador to Togo
2 Salisu Umaru Adamawa Ambassador to Senegal
3 Paragalda Ilyasu Audu Adamawa Ambassador to Turkey
4 Inyan Udo-Inyang Akwa Ibom Ambassador to Gabon
5 Okeke Vivian Nwunaku Anambra Ambassador to Spain
6 Nonye Udo Anambra Ambassador to Austria
7 Liman Munir Bauchi Ambassador to Congo
8 Ndem Jane Ada Benue Ambassador to Sweden
9 Demenongu A. Agev Benue Ambassador to Equatorial Guinea
10 Mohammed Hassan Hassan Borno Ambassador to Kenya
11 Toko Ali Gongulong Borno Ambassador to Sao Tome & Principe
12 Lawan Abba Gashagar Borno Ambassador to Mali
13 Martin Nyong Cobham Cross River Ambassador to Thailand
14 Odeka Janet Bisong Cross River Ambassador to Zimbabwe
15 Janet Omoleegho Olisa Delta Ambassador to Jamaica
16 Itegboje S.Sunday Edo Permanent Mission in New York
17 Queen I. Worlu Edo Ambassador to Cuba
18 Olatunde Adesesan Ekiti Ambassador to Angola
19 Emmanuel Kayode Oguntause Ekiti Ambassador to Benin Republic
20 Lilian Ijeukwu Onoh Enugu Ambassador to Namibia
21 Adamu Onoze Shuaibu FCT Ambassador to Rwanda
22 Manaja Tula Isah Gombe Ambassador to Israel
23 Habu Abubakar Gwani Ibrahim Gombe Ambassador to Zambia
24 Ngozi Ukaeje Imo Ambassador to Portugal
25 Kenneth C. Nwachukwu Imo Ambassador to Cameroon
26 Bello Kazaure Huessini Jigawa Ambassador to North Korea
27 Enoch Pear Duchi Kaduna Ambassador to Ireland
28 Garba Baba Kano Ambassador to Poland
29 Rabiu Akawu Kano Ambassador to Algeria
30 Usman Bakori Aliyu Katsina Ambassador to China
31 Ibrahim Hamza Katsina Ambassador to Iran
32 Umar Zainab Salisu Kebbi Ambassador to Botswana
33 Momoh Sheidu Omeiza Kogi Ambassador to Liberia
34 Kadiri Ayinla Audu Kwara Permanent Mission, Geneva
35 Olufemi Abikoye Kwara Ambassador to Ghana
36 Balogun Hakeem Lagos Ambassador to Indonesia
37 Inusa Ahmed Nasarawa Ambassador to Ethiopia
38 Ibrahim Isah Niger Ambassador to Australia
39 Bankole Adegboyega Adeoye Ogun Ambassador to Belgium
40 Sonaike Adekunbi Abibat Ogun Ambassador to Philipines
41 Ibidapo-Obe Oluwasegun Osun Ambassador to Port of Spain T&T
42 Ogundero Sakirat Oyo Washington
43 Eric A. Bell-Gam River Ambassador to Argentina
44 Attahiru Halliru Sokoto Ambassador to Niger Republic
45 Rahmatu A. Dunama Taraba Ambassador to Burkina Faso
46 Musa Saban Mamman Yobe: Ambassador to South Sudan
47 Kabiru Bala Zamfara Ambassador to Mozambique


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