FG Denies Alleged Mass Recall Of Ambassadors

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The Federal Government has dismissed reports of a mass recall of ambassadors which have been making the rounds in some sections of the media.

Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, who reacted to the reports in a statement on Sunday, said that only 25 career Ambassadors, who attained the retirement age or had been in public service for 35 years, were recalled.

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The statement read: “There was nothing like mass recall of Ambassadors. What happened lately is that 25 career ambassadors, who attained the retirement age or 35 years of public service in December 2018, were recalled.

“They were allowed to remain at their duty posts, given an extension, if that is the word, in view of the upcoming elections, which is now behind us.
“No other Ambassadors, besides these ones, are recalled.

“The non-career Ambassadors are in place while career Ambassadors with more years of public service remain where they are.”