FG suspends permanent sec, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Report revealed that the Federal Government has suspended the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign, Ambassador Danjuma Sheni, over the unauthorized recall of the Nigerian Ambassador to South Africa. A highly placed government official in the Presidency told newsmen that the president ordered the suspension of the Permanent Secretary Monday Morning and was directed to clarify why disciplinary action should not be taken against him for embarrassing the Nigerian government. The source who did not want his name in print because he was not authorized to speak on the matter said the president was “livid with anger” when he read about the recall of the Nigerian Charge De Affairs who is also the head of mission without his authorization. Nigeria presently does not have an ambassador in South Africa. It is the second time since the appointment of the permanent Secretary, Ambassador Sheni that the Nigerian government would be brought to diplomatic ridicule over poor handling of diplomatic affairs.

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