JUST IN: Tinubu Makes First Appointment As President
Several hours after taking the oath of office, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu approved his first appointment.
At Eagles Square in Abuja earlier today, former President Muhammadu Buhari handed over power to Tinubu.
Victor Adekunle Adeleke was chosen by Tinubu to be his State Chief of Protocol after his inauguration.
Today marked the official start of the new Oyo State SCOP mission.
He is an outstanding lawyer and diplomat.
He joined the Nigerian Foreign Service in 1993 and rose through the ranks, serving in various missions abroad and at the Headquarters, including the State House.
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The adeleke appointment is adjudged as well-deserved by his colleagues as he takes over from Ambassador Lawal Kazuare.
The new SCOP comes to the job with a huge pedigree as a career Foreign Service Officer and it’s expected that he will change the face of diplomatic protocol in the Villa.
His last appointment was as Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the African Union (AU) and Ambassador to Ethiopia, where he served with distinction and represented the country creditably and honorably.
Born in 1967 in Ibadan, Oyo State, Ambassador Adeleke graduated from the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University, lle-Ife with a Bachelor of Laws degree (with Honours) in June 1990. He then proceeded to the Nigerian Law School, Victoria Island, Lagos for his professional training to become a Barrister and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 1991, having satisfied all conditions prescribed by law.