Nigeria replaces High Commissioner in South Africa

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Amb. Kabiru Bala (L) with foreign affairs minister Onyeama

Ambassador Ahmed Ibeto, Nigeria’s High Commissioner to South Africa, who resigned his appointment in July to join the opposition party, PDP, has been replaced.

President Muhammadu Buhari replaced Ibeto with Amb. Kabiru Bala as the new High Commissioner of Nigeria to South Africa with concurrent accreditation to Swaziland and Lesotho.

A statement by Ms Sarah Sanda, the Special Assistant on Media to Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, said in Abuja that the minister has presented letter of credence to the new ambassador.

According to her, Bala was before his appointment the Nigerian Deputy High Commissioner to the UK.

”A career diplomat, Amb. Bala joined the Foreign Service in 1999 and has at different times served in Brasilia, Sudan, The Gambia, Netherlands and Thailand.

”He also served in the State House-Office of the Chief of Staff to the President as well as State House Protocol,” she said.

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