An ambassador is a high-ranking diplomat who represents a country abroad on behalf of its government especially on diplomatic matters. Nigeria as a country has 47 ambassadors representing her in various countries of the world.
These new ambassadors carry out specific duties such as taking charge of the embassies, work to represent and advance the foreign policy goals of the Nigerian president and his administration in other host countries it has diplomatic relations with.
They also ensure the security of embassy staff and property, manage communications, hold bilateral talks with government officials of the host country, sign trade agreements, and protect Nigerians overseas.
Ambassadors are normally resident, this means that they live in the host country to which they are assigned. Its only in some few cases whereby a resident ambassador may be assigned to another neighbouring country.
This means he will live in the host country in which he is an ambassador but will continue to serve as a nonresident ambassador to the neighbouring country. An execption is given to the Nigerian ambassador to the United Nations who is also non-resident.
Nigeria also rely on its ambassadors abroad to build and maintain strong diplomatic and economic relationships with foreign nations that are of strategic importance to her interest.
Anytime there is conflict of interest with international relations between Nigeria and Canada for instance, it is the role of the ambassador there to lead negotiations with the host government in order to find a lasting diplomatic solution.
In this post, we will list all Nigerian Ambassadors and their assigned countries below.
Please note that 45 out of these 47 ambassadors, were deployed as career ambassadors-designate to their respective countries for accreditation and would resume duty at the countries of assignment after a letter of consent is sent to the Nigerian Government.
Current Nigerian Ambassadors And Their Assigned Countries: Full List
|NAME OF AMBASSADOR||STATE||COUNTRY ASSIGNED|
|Adamu Onoze Shuaibu||FCT||Rwanda|
|Bankole Adegboyega Adeoye||Ogun||Belgium|
|Bello Kazaure Huessini||Jigawa||North Korea|
|Emmanuel Kayode Oguntause||Ekiti||Benin|
|Enoch Pear Duchi||Kaduna||Ireland|
|Eric A. Bell-Gam||Rivers||Argentina|
|Demenongu A. Agev||Benue||Equatorial Guinea|
|Habu Abubakar Gwani Ibrahim||Gombe||Zambia|
|Ibidapo-Obe Oluwasegun||Osun||Port of Spain T&T|
|Inyan Udo-Inyang||Akwa Ibom||Gabon|
|Itegboje S. Sunday||Edo||Permanent Mission in New York|
|Janet Omoleegho Olisa||Delta||Jamaica|
|Kadiri Ayinla Audu||Kwara||Permanent Mission, Geneva|
|Kenneth C. Nwachukwu||Imo||Cameroon|
|Lawan Abba Gashagar||Borno||Mali|
|Lilian Ijeukwu Onoh||Enugu||Namibia|
|Manaja Tula Isah||Gombe||Israel|
|Martin Nyong Cobham||Cross River||Thailand|
|Mohammed Hassan Hassan||Borno||Kenya|
|Momoh Sheidu Omeiza||Kogi||Liberia|
|Musa Saban Mamman||Yobe||South Sudan|
|Ndem Jane Ada||Benue||Sweden|
|Obinna Chukwuemeka Agbugba||Abia||Togo|
|Odeka Janet Bisong||Cross River||Zimbabwe|
|Okeke Vivian Nwunaku||Anambra||Spain|
|Paragalda Ilyasu Audu||Adamawa||Turkey|
|Queen I. Worlu||Edo||Cuba|
|Rahmatu A. Dunama||Taraba||Burkina Faso|
|Sonaike Adekunbi Abibat||Ogun||Philipines|
|Toko Ali Gongulong||Borno||Sao Tome & Principe|
|Umar Zainab Salisu||Kebbi||Bostwana|
|Usman Bakori Aliyu||Kastina||China|
The above names are the new ambassadors appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari and has been sent to the Senate for confirmation.