appoint a reshuffle in the fear mission with the appointment of former service leaders.
The messengers assigned to a possible reshuffle of missions are worried.
This follows the appointment of the immediately preceding chiefs of services and the former chief of defense as ambassador.
Last week, President Muhammadu Bukhari appointed General Abayomi Olonisakin as Lieutenant General. Tukur Buratay, Air Marshal Saddik Abubakar and Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas – all retired – have been appointed ambassadors.
Former military leaders await display in the Senate.
Before their appointment, missions were made by ambassadors appointed through the ranks, and not those in charge.
The source said: “The appointment of former service chiefs has made some of the appointed ambassadors with delicate and reliable missions nervous. They fear being rearranged.
“Their concerns are fueled by the delay in the scheduled recruitment of ambassadors, arriving from today on February 16, to welcome former service leaders who could be vetted and fired this week.
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“But the distribution of missions is the prerogative of the President. No need to worry. He knows why he appointed former service leaders and what diplomatic role they must play to help the country end the uprising. ”
In addition to postponing the start of the introductory course, the Foreign Office has adopted austerity measures to save costs and in line with COVID-19 protocols.
The ministry abandoned the idea of training the appointed ambassadors along with their spouses.
It also became known that they will undergo strict orientation from 9:00 to 17:00 daily for three days.
The source said: “The ministry has suspended training for the ambassador-appointed spouses due to limited resources and COVID-19 protocols.
“We cannot allow 195 people to gather in a conference room at the same time. The President’s Task Force and the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) have not approved this number.
“Unlike in the past, the government does not host ambassadors in a five-star hotel.
“They will receive housing allowance (depending on the situation for the ambassadors) and can negotiate in person. In this regard, the ministry will save costs.
“Messengers are better off facing reality from home so they can exercise the same caution with our embassies when they are in office.”
But most of the appointed ambassadors did not approve of the austerity measures.
“Instead of allowing ourselves to scour Abuja in search of accommodation, we should stay at the same hotel for better communication.
“We need a minimum of comfort to exchange ideas and learn from each other. In any case, our safety is more important, ”said one source.
It became known that the executive branch began to apply to the Senate with a request for “an unofficial search of the former heads of services.” “
A government source said: “Unlike other appointed ambassadors, the experience of the former chiefs of services and their previous Senate approval will make it easier to verify. The Senate just needs to review their files and clarify any new developments related to them. “
Source: – The Nation