Lagos – The Federal Government, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, would from Monday, Dec. 19 to Thursday, Dec. 22, hold an induction programme for the recently-appointed career Ambassadors-designate.

The Spokesperson, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr Clement Aduku, said in a statement that the induction programme would be for the 47 career
Ambassadors-designate recently screened and confirmed by the Senate.

Aduku said that the four-day programme, which would be declared open by President Muhammadu Buhari, would hold in Abuja.

“The Federal Government, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has announced a four-day induction programme for the newly-appointed career Ambassadors.

“The programme, which will run from Dec.19 to Dec. 22, 2016 will involve the 47 career Ambassadors-designate recently screened and confirmed by the Senate.

“The programme will be declared open on Monday, Dec. 19, 2016 by President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja,’’ he said.

According to him, the programme is to acquaint the newly-appointed Ambassadors-designate with the foreign policy agenda and priorities of
the current Administration, including the domestic programmes of national development.

Aduku said that it was also aimed at reminding them of the basic elements of diplomacy, expectations and the role of the Ambassadors
abroad, as well as expectation from their spouses.

He also said that resource persons had been invited to deliver lectures and exchange experiences with the Ambassadors-designate on the different
aspects of Nigeria’s foreign policy

Aduku said that the resource persons would also expose them to diplomatic and consular relations, government policy and strategy for
trade and investment promotion and relations with Nigerians in the Diaspora.

The Ministry’s spokesperson said that all the Ambassadors-designate had already started arriving in Abuja, ahead of the four-day induction
programme.

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