Induction for Newly Posted Ambassadors Scheduled for Feb 8-10

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By Michael Olugbode

The induction of newly posted Nigerian ambassadors and their spouses have been scheduled for between February 8 and 10, 2021.

A statement signed by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Gabriel Aduda, Wednesday said the induction would prepare them for the task ahead.

According to the statement, “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to inform that the induction course for Career and Non-Career Ambassadors-Designate and their spouses has been scheduled for 8th – 10th February, 2021.

“Following the approval of the posting of Career and Non-Career Ambassadors-Designate by President Muhammadu Buhari, the Ministry has designed an induction course tailored to prepare the appointed envoys for effective representation in their respective Missions and countries of accreditation.

“The aim of the programme is to acquaint the Ambassadors-Designate with the proper understanding of their roles and duties in the implementation of Nigeria’s foreign policy agenda, in line with the priorities of federal government, as well as promote and protect the national interests of Nigeria.

“The induction course is preparatory to the final departure to their various Missions, subject to the receipt of Agrément from the prospective host countries.”