Hajia Samata Gifty Bukari has presented her letter of Commission to the Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, to serve as the Consul-General of the Republic of Ghana in Lagos.
Hajia Bukari was re-appointed by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo after serving with distinction at her erstwhile role as Consul- General of Ghana to the Emirates of Dubai.
She contributed to deepening the bilateral relations between the Emirates and Ghana and worked for the upswing in trade, cultural exchanges initiatives and export of commodities.
Hajia Bukari said she was humbled by the confidence reposed in her to be re-assigned in the capacity of the Consul-General of Ghana to Lagos, Nigeria.
“Indeed, having served with distinction as the Consul- General of Ghana to the Emirates of Dubai, I consider it a rare privilege to be nominated once again to spearhead Ghana’s foreign policy agenda in Lagos.”
She said President Akufo-Addo has found it prudent to reward her immense hard work with a new appointment to serve in his second tenure. The appointment reaffirms the President’s unbroken resolve to prosecute Ghana’s foreign policy by appointing apt, seasoned, and experienced persons.
The Consul-General said: “the successes chalked at the Emirates could not have been realised without the uncompromised efforts of the dutiful supporting staff at the Ghana Consulate in Dubai. I say a hefty thank you to them and the Dubai government for the upfront cooperation and the Ghanaian community in Dubai who made my work smooth sailing and for their infallible efforts in obeying the laws governing the Emirate.”
“To whom much is given, much will be required. As Ghana’s new Consul-General in Lagos, I pledge to replicate the glaring and yet indelible successes chalked in Dubai to my new assigned role. I will, among other things, strengthen the already prevailing bilateral partnership, attract and court investors from Nigeria to Ghana”.