Ambassador Maureen Tamuno Hits the Ground Running

Think of a woman blessed with brains, beauty and confidence, and Dr Maureen Tamuno’s name will pop up.

Over the years, she has to deploy her God-given talent to the service of humanity and her people, whom she has served in different capacities.

Following her appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari as Nigeria’s High Commissioner to Jamaica, she immediately hit the ground running. Among the other official assignments she had undertaken, she recently visited the Governor-General of Jamaica, His Excellency Patrick Allen, in King’s House, Kingston; Minister of Foreign Affairs Jamaica, Kamina Johnson -smith and the country Senate in one swoop.

It was gathered that two prominent Nigerians facilitated the visit in Jamaica, Prof Ernest Madu, who runs the Heart of Institute of the Caribbean, which is the only dedicated cardiovascular hospital in the country, as well as the managing director of Total Oil, Jamaica, Engr.Christopher Okonmah.

During the visit, Johnson-Smith applauded the bilateral relations between Jamaica and Nigeria and the technical aid by the Nigerian government to Jamaica while also agreeing to review the subsisting agreements in the areas of air transport, trade, culture and tourism.

“Get Jamaica to be the wedding destination for Nigerians, who are looking to start a new life together in love. Where would you want to do that other than a place of one love?” he had said.

Tamuno, warmly received by the Senate President and other Senators during their parliament sitting, was also praised by Senator Donna Scott Motley, who stated that Jamaica was honoured by her appointment, especially as she demonstrated herself as an excellent and powerful woman.

In her speech, she reiterated that Nigeria remains an investment destination both in tourist attractions, culture and other areas similar to Jamaica. She, therefore, advocated for cultural exchange programmes and trade between the two countries. It was, indeed, a beautiful outing for this woman of substance whose profile has been on the rise since her appointment.

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