President Muhammadu Buhari has recalled political appointees serving as envoys abroad. They were told to hand over to the highest ranking officer in their various locations. They include Bianca Ojukwu who had been in Spain, Chief Ojo Maduekwe (Canada), Dr. Dalhatu Tafida (UK), Professor Ade Adefuye (USA), Mr. Taofeek Arapaja (Jordan), Mrs. Fidelia Njeze (Switzerland), and Mr. Yemi Farounbi (Philippines).
They were among the 93 envoys posted out in June 2012. Of the 88 envoy nominees sent to the Senate by Jonathan at the time, only 84 passed the screening. Mrs. Bianca Ojukwu, who was nominated to represent Anambra State on the list of non-career category, had not appeared for screening but was confirmed nonetheless, her nomination coming barely a week after her husband died in a London hospital. The sack is the biggest since President Buhari assumed office on May 29.