Nigeria’s NneNne Iwuji-Eme becomes ‘first black female diplomat’ appointed as high commissioner in UK
By Patricia Uyeh,
The British government has appointed Nigeria’s NneNne Iwuji-Eme as its High Commissioner to Mozambique.
According to reports, Iwuji-Eme stands as the “first black female career diplomat” to be appointed a high commissioner by the British foreign office.
Speaking on her appointment, Iwuji-Eme described it as “an honour and a privilege.” saying:
“I hope my appointment as the first British black female career diplomat to this position will inspire young talent, regardless of race or background, to pursue their ambitions in the Foreign Office.
“I look forward to forging even stronger connections between Britain and Mozambique – two close members of the Commonwealth family.”
Iwuji-Eme, who has spent 16years in service in Britain’s Foreign Office, will resume her new position as High Commissioner in July, as the successor of Joanna Kuenssberg.
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