Sarafa Isola recalled as Nigeria’s High Commissioner to UK

By Ogechi Okorie

President Bola Tinubu has asked Sarafa Isola, Nigeria’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom (UK) to wind up and return home.

The recall notice was sent to Isola via a letter by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Yusuf Tuggar. The letter was dated August 31.

It read: “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 sixty days and to return to Nigeria by 31 October, 2023 at the latest.”

Sarafa Isola, 62, was appointed Nigeria’s high commissioner in January 2021 by former President Muhammadu Buhari.

Before then, he had served as Minister of Mines and Steel Development between (2007-2008).

He also served as Secretary to the State Government of Ogun State between (2003 – 2007).

He was chairman of Abeokuta North Local Government between 1997 and 1998

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