Buhari sacks Bianca Ojukwu, Maduekwe, other Ambassadors


President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked all ambassadors appointed by former President Goodluck Jonathan.

They were recalled home Friday night by Buhari after three years of service abroad.

Topping the list of the disengaged envoys 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, Mr. Taofeek Arapaja (Jordan).

Others include, a former aviation minister, Mrs. Fidelia Njeze (Switzerland); ex-General Manager, Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Ibadan, Mr. Yemi Farounbi (Philippines); a one-time governorship aspirant in Lagos State, Mr. Olatokunbo Kamson (Jamaica); a PDP front liner in Ondo State, Mr. Cornelius Oluwateru (UAE); Alhaji Abubakar Shehu Bunu (Saudi Arabia); a former Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General in Benue State, Mr. Chive Kaave (Argentina); a former financial secretary of the PDP, Alhaji 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); Mr. Okwudili Nwosu (Burundi); Mr. Okeke Chukwuemeka (Vatican); Mr. Eric Aworahbi (Italy); Dauda Danladi (Pakistan); and Mrs. Katherine Okon (Czeck Republic); Mr. Nwofe Alexander; Princess Victoria Bosede Onipede (Republic of Congo); Senator Haruna Garba (Kuwait); Mrs. Nonye Rajis-Okpara (Singapore); Chief Eddy Onuoha (Hungary); Mr. Adamu Babangida Ibrahim (Syria); Dr. Sam Jimba (Poland)
They were among the 93 envoys posted out in June 2012.

Nation reports 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.

According to a source: “the President has issued a directive to the Permanent Secretary in Ministry of Foreign Affairs to recall all the political appointees currently serving as ambassadors in all parts of the world. It doesn’t matter whether they have just few months to the end of their tenure”.

“I am sure the envoy in Saudi Arabia is already on his way and quite many others should be reporting to the ministry by Monday. I really don’t have a comprehensive list of the number of people that are affected but they were posted in different continents mostly in key European, Asian and American countries,” the source said.

source: dailypost


  1. buhari is man of integrity, it is a man of focaco he will transform this country, nigerian shouid give him a litte bit time to gajupagu and flush all rubbish people that former pass administration appoint and spoil this country, God have already blessed nigeria more than american, but wicked leadership and bad tupmtwge,

  2. So much proud of u sir, mr president,M B.I am solidly behind ur administration.am not worried since u became president. What worries me most is d agent of anti change, especially those in east here. They are really feeding dos myopic ones with their lies.in order to poison they heart againt ur administration. But 1 thing I assured them was, its just a question of time they stories will change. We will soon kknw who is telling us the truth and who is lying to us. Nobody,nothing willl disintegrate nig not even d nonses actuallisation of soverign st, Biafra. Long live Nig Long live mr president.

  3. Nice one ma president .can u immagine look at does area they spent our money unneccessarily ambassador 4 whr jonathan I swear thunder strike u.nice nd perfect buhari mi oluwa


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