The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Yusuf Tuggar has promised to unveil the administration’s foreign policy vision in few days time.
The Minister gave this promised on Monday, 22 August, 2023 shortly after resuming work at the Ministry after he was swore in at the inauguration ceremony for ministers held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja
Tuggar, a former Nigeria’s Speaking at a reception at the over 200 sitting capacity Rotunda Hall which had sited his friends, supporters and staff of the Ministry were on hand to receive the minister, said it is the highest honour to have been asked to serve the country by President Bola Tinubu.
Speaking at the short reception which also had in attendance the Emir of Bichi, Nasir Ado Bayero, the minister
He also called for the support of the staff in the efforts to place Nigeria in its true position at the international front, stating that it is the responsibility of the staff to uphold the standard of the Ministry.
Tuggar added that the time is challenging, given the current situation, but noted that
“it is the highest honour to be asked to serve as Minister of Foreign Affairs by President Bola Tinubu.”
He said: “The Ministry for Foreign Affairs is at the forefront of promoting Nigeria’s interest and protecting our citizens abroad.
“As a historically important ministry, foreign affairs has long represented the high standard of excellence. It is therefore our job to make sure that those standards never fail. Each and every one of us has a key role to play.
“These are turbulent times. From the unfolding political crisis in Niger Republic to the regional insecurity and economic uncertainty, we have a lot of work to do.
“In the coming days, I will be meeting with many of you to better understand the needs of the ministry and develop plans to tackle these challenges.”
He promised that: “In due time, we will also be unveiling a new vision for Nigeria’s foreign policy. The four D diplomacy which is centred on development, democracy, demography and diaspora.
“We hope to find modern solutions in order to address complex modern problems. I will count on your support and partnership. I believe with your support, we can place Nigeria where she belongs at the pinnacle of regional and global decision making.”
The Permanent Secretary, Amb. Adamu Lamuwa said the Ministry has been praying for a minister who will hit the ground running.
He also said the staff have a lot of hope that the minister will lead the ministry to the next level because he has the capacity.