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FG tasks Foreign Service officers on Nigeria’s image

Some of the graduands

The Permanent Secretary Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Adamu Lamuwa, has urged the graduating Foreign Service officers to always remember that their ultimate    mandate is to defend, advance and protect Nigeria’s interest.

He gave the advice in Abuja at the Graduation of the 25th Regular Course of the Foreign Service Academy.

A former President of the United Nations Human Rights Council Affairs, Martin Uhomoibhi, told the graduands to consider themselves lucky, as only few are privileged to fly the country’s flag, outside the shores of the country.

The retired Nigerian Ambassador said that to be amongst the elite civil servants was not only a privilege but also, a huge responsibility to serve.

The Head of Service of the Federation, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, represented by the Permanent Secretary, Career Management Office, Dr. Marcus Olaniyi Ogunbiyi, called on the graduating Foreign Service officers to acquaint themselves with the civil service rules, as that would guide them throughout their career.

The Director General, National Intelligence Agency, Ahmed Rufai Abubakar, represented by Director Training of the agency, Ambassador Chituru Chendo, encouraged the graduands to make use of emotional intelligence at all time.

Reporting by Hamza Alkali, editing by Daniel Adejo