Alex Enumah in Abuja
Diplomats operating in Nigeria have been told to have respect for the rules and channels of communication, a cardinal principle in international relations, as they carry out their legitimate duties in the country.
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Olusola Enikanolaiye, gave the advise during a farewell and welcome dinner, held in honour of both the out-going Permanent Secretary, Ambassador Bulus Lolo, and the incoming, Enikanolaiye, at the headquarters of the ministry in Abuja.
Enikanolaiye, while assuring diplomats, staff of the ministry and the general public of his willingness to run an open door policy, condemned the situation where diplomats by-pass the ministry and deal directly with the government or its organs, adding that the ministry would no longer tolerate such conducts.
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