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A member of the House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs, Dr. Steven Okeke has commended Nigerian Consul General in Atlanta, Ambassador Dr. Amina Smaila for her leadership qualities and impressive performance since her appointment in office.

The lawmaker stated this after paying a courtesy visit to the diplomat, noting that President Muhammadu Buhari made a right choice by appointing her into the position.

In his words, “As a member of the House of Representatives Committees of Foreign Affairs and Appropriation ( oversight responsibilities), I paid a courtesy visit to the Nigerian Consul General in Atlanta, Ambassador Dr Amina Smaila PhD.

“Ambassador Amina Smaila holds a PhD in International Affairs. She has spent almost two decades in the Nigerian Foreingn Service, the last three years spent as Deputy Director of Nigeria’s Mission to the United Nations in Geneva. Previous assignment included a six – year stint at the UN Headquarters in New York.

“Amb. Smaila has capacity and leadership preparation for this onerous responsibility. Her vision for the Consulate and general well being of Nigerians in the United States is impressive. I believe that this os one of President Buhari’s best appointment- picking a well educated, detribalized, patriotic, competent world class diplomat for our Mission in Atlanta.”

Speaking to the Nigerian Community, he said, “I urged them to give our Ambassador all the support she needs to bring unity of purpose and progress to the Mission and Nigerians in the diaspora.

“Nigerians I met at the Embassy for various reasons especially passport renewals commended Ambassador Amina Smaila for her prompt responses to their request and issuance of passports and travel documents and for giving the Mission a more dependable leadership,” he concluded.

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