Nigeria’s President, Bola Tinubu has recalled Sarafa Isola, its high commissioner to the United Kingdom.
The recall letter is contained in a letter by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Yusuf Tuggar, 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.
“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 60 days and to return to Nigeria by October 31, 2023 at the latest,” the letter reads.
On Tinubu’s behalf, Tuggar thanked the ambassador for his service and wished him well in his future endeavours.
Recall that former President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Isola as the high commissioner to the UK in January 2021.
We also gathered that Isola had previously held the role of Minister for Mines and Steel Development under the late former President Musa Yar’Adua.