Newly commissioned Ambassadors-in-Situ have pledged not to let the federal government down in the discharge of their statutory duties in Nigeria or while on foreign mission, outside the shores of the country.
The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Amb. Zubairu Dada on Tuesday commissioned 31 new Ambassadors-in-Situ, among them four women.
One of the new Ambassadors, Naomi Chika Nwachukwu, who gave the vote of thanks on behalf of others, while noting that uneasy lies the head that wears a crown, pledged that the new ambassadors commitment to service their nation assiduously.
She said they would ensure that Nigeria’s foreign policy is implemented to the later.
The incumbent Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and one of her predecessors, were amongst those conferred with the exalted title.
Performing the ceremony of the conferment of the title to the foreign service officers, the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Amb. Zubairu Dada, said the Investiture Ceremony for the presentation of Letters of Commission and conferment of the title of Ambassadors-in-Situ on serving and retired Foreign Service Officers is not only eventful but historic.
He applauded them for their elevation, stressing that the honour would have come earlier but for some unavoidable circumstances.
While tasking them to rededicate selves to their duties, the Minister ask the new diplomats to put to good use their wealth of experience, knowledge, and wisdom in the discharge of their duties.