Nigeria’s High Commissioner to South Africa, Ambassador Ahmed Ibeto, who resigned his appointment in July to join the People’s Democratic Party, has been replaced.
President Muhammadu Buhari substituted Ibeto with Amb. Kabiru Bala as the new High Commissioner of Nigeria to South Africa with simultaneous authorisation to Swaziland and Lesotho.
A statement by Ms Sarah Sanda, the Special Assistant on Media to Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, said in Abuja that the minister has offered letter of credence to the new High Commissioner.
In her statement, before his appointment, Bala was the Nigerian Deputy High Commissioner to the UK.
”A career diplomat, Amb. Bala joined the Foreign Service in 1999 and has at different times served in Brasilia, Sudan, The Gambia, Netherlands and Thailand.
”He also served in the State House-Office of the Chief of Staff to the President as well as State House Protocol,” she said.