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Tukur appointed Ambassador-at-Large

17 June 2014, 14:51

Abuja - President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the appointment of Bamanga Tukur, the immediate past Chairman of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as Ambassador-at-Large.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced the appointment in a statement issued on Monday in Abuja.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tukur as an envoy, will be “assigned special duties by the president’’ under the new appointment.

The statement chronicled the former PDP chairman’s achievements in public and private service.

“Tukur served as the General Manager and Chief Executive of the Nigerian Ports’ Authority from 1975 to 1982 and Governor of the then Gongola State in 1983.

“Between 1994 and 1995, he served as Minister for Industries.”

The other positions were Vice Chairman, International Ports and Harbours Association; Chairman, International Cargo Handling Association; and Chairman, Governing Council of Institute of Business Development.

Tukur was until his appointment, Chairman, Board of Directors of the Nigerian Railway Corporation, a position he assumed since January after he resigned as PDP chairman.  His tenure as PDP chairman was crisis-filled culminating in at least five governors and several lawmakers leaving the party.

 - NAN

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