Nigeria gets new Consul-General in New York

A new Consul – General , Benaoyagha Okoyen , has assumed duty at the Consulate – General office of Nigeria in New York.
Okoyen replaced late Mr Tanko Suleiman , who died on Sunday , few days after returning from a completed tour of duty in New York , where he retired on April 27 .
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He was the immediate past Minister and Deputy Permanent Representative , Permanent Mission of Nigeria to the United Nations Office and other international organisations in Geneva .
The new Nigeria envoy had also served briefly as the head of the New York Consulate in 2015 .
Prior to being appointed Consul – General of Nigeria in New York , Okoyen had served as the Protocol Liaison Officer as well as the Special Assistant to the President of Nigeria from 2011 to 2015 .
The Consul – General also served as a Protocol Liaison Officer to the Vice President of Nigeria from 2008 to 2010 .
Okoyen pledged to ensure improved consular services to Nigerians and other nationals .
He assured of significant improvement in how Nigerians are treated and serviced by the New York Consulate Office .
Okoyen hoped to achieve this by setting a clear direction for the Consulate along with the experienced team of officers to make it well – positioned to deliver the required result tor Nigeria.

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