- President Bola Tinubu has received three “letters of credence” from three ambassadors-designates at the presidential villa on Thursday
- The ambassadors-designates are from the Republic of Cuba, the United Arab Emirates, and the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
- Letter of Credence is a formal letter that the ambassadors show the president that their government appointed them to serve in Nigeria
This was disclosed in a tweet by the office of the Presidency, adding that the senders are ambassadors-designates to the United Arab Emirates, the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, and the Republic of Cuba.
The tweet reads:
“Today, Mr President @officialABAT receives Letters of Credence from the Ambassadors-Designates of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, the Republic of Cuba, and the United Arab Emirates.”
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What is a letter of credence?
Letters of Credence does not mean that the countries are doing Tinubu any favour. It is just a formal letter that the ambassadors show the president that their government appointed them to serve in Nigeria.
“A formal document attesting to the power of a diplomatic agent to act for the issuing government. Called also letters of credence.”
President Tinubu inaugurates cabinet with 45 ministers
The development is coming four days after President Tinubu officially constituted his cabinet with 45 ministers on board.
President Tinubu has sent the names of 48 ministerial nominees to the Senate for screening and confirmation. Still, the Red Chamber only cleared 45 of the 48 nominees, citing security reasons for the suspension of others.
Among those yet to be confirmed as minister was Nasir El-Rufai, the former governor of Kaduna State and strong campaigner of President Bola Tinubu during the February 25 presidential election.
See the tweet here:
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Legit.ng earlier reported that President Bola Tinubu has issued a fresh warning to Nyesom Wike and 44 other new ministers he swore in on Monday.
Barely 48 hours after the inauguration of his cabinet, Tinubu reminded the ministers that he remains in charge of his administration.
Wike, a chieftain of the opposition PDP, has been vocal about his appointment into the ruling party-led federal cabinet as well as what Nigerians should expect from him as FCT minister.