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|
|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|