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Tinubu Recalls Sarafa Isola, High Commissioner to UK

The notice of the recall of the high commissioner is contained in a letter by Yusuf Tuggar, minister of foreign affairs, dated August 31. “I have the honour to notify you of Mr President’s decision to recall you, signalling the end of your tenure as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to the United Kingdom,” the letter reads.

“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 31 October, 2023 at the latest.” On Tinubu’s behalf, Tuggar thanked the ambassador for his service and wished him well in his future endeavours.  Former President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Isola as the high commissioner to the UK in January 2021. Isola had also previously held the role of minister for mines and steel development under the late former President Musa Yar’Adua.