Ed Malik, Lagos, 5th JULY, 2022| 1:55PM

The Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs has commended the Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde for appointing former President of National Youth Council of Nigeria, Hon. Olawale Ajani as the Director General of the Liaison of State in Abuja.

The Ministry’s Director of Consular and Migration Ambassador N. A. Ella Esq. made the commendation when the DG. Hon. Wale Ajani paid a courtesy visit to the Ministry, as part of his official brief, seeking to
improve relationship with Oyo State, saying visit was timely and apt, at a time when the Ministry is reviewing its relationship with many States in Nigeria.

(R-L) Ministry of Foreign Affairs Director of Consular and Migration Ambassador N.A. Ella Esq. welcoming the Oyo State Liaison DG, Hon. Olawale Ajani to his office.

Ambassador Ella remarked that the Ministry has had a cordial working relationship with Oyo State Government in the past and thought the visit by the new DG will further expand their areas of cooperation.

He said: “The governor of Oyo State, Mr. Makinde has been doing admirably well and Oyo (State) has never given the Ministry any issue. We look forward to a quality relationship”.

The new DG, Oyo Liaison, Hon. Ajani assumed office on June 24, 2022 and hit the ground running immediately.

And as part of his responsibilities, he embarked on familiarization tour of key government departments which have corresponding relationship with Oyo State, seeking better working relationship with them.

(R-L) Dr. G.I.D Chima, Deputy Director welcomes Oyo State DG Liaison, Hon. Olawale Ajani

Ajani said he embarked on the familiarization visit to Federal
Ministry of Foreign Affairs in line with one of the mandates of the office
which is to liaise with Foreign missions.

The new DG, whose tenure in the NYCN witnessed robust activism, said
the new mandate is to take “full responsibility in accordance with
transformation agenda of the Good Governor of Òyo State Governor
Oluwaseyi Makinde”.

Continuing, Hon. Ajani said that the Governor has always shown
leadership “within his capacity to constantly and consistently create an
edge for Oyo State in every means in his policy initiative thrust to
ensure that every Oyo State citizen on official assignment enjoy
seamless travels process, among others”.

The Foreign Affairs Director, Ambassador Ella, in his remarks, thanked
the new Liaison DG for the visit and extended congenial greetings to
the Oyo State Governor for his admirable achievements in Oyo State, so far.

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