President Bola Tinubu has recalled the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to the United Kingdom, Sarafa Tunji Isola.
In a letter signed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Yusuf Tuggar, a copy of which was sighted by journalist, Isola’s recall followed the expiration of his tenure.
The letter read: “I have the honour to notify you of Mr President’s decision to recall you, signaling the end of your tenure as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to the United Kingdom.
“By this communication, you are now expected to commence the process of winding down your affairs, and take formal leave of your host government within sixty days and to return to Nigeria by 31st October, 2023 at the latest.
“I seize this opportunity to express Mr President’s appreciation for the service you have rendered in your capacity as Nigeria’s Ambassador and Principal Representative in United Kingdom.
“While looking forward to welcoming you in Abuja on your return, please allow me to join Mr President in thanking your Excellency for your exemplary leadership and service to Nigeria.”
Reports has it that Isola, a former Minister for Mines and Steel Development, was appointed as the Nigerian High Commissioner to the UK in January 2021 by former President Muhammadu Buhari.