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Dr. Dalhatu Sarki Tafida Has Bowed Out

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The Nigerian high commissioner to the United Kingdom bowed out of the office on Thursday the 13th August after occupying it since 2008 for 7 years.

The Nigerian high commissioner to the United Kingdom(UK),Dr.Dalhatu Sarki Tafida, bowed out of the office on Thursday the 13th August after occupying it since 2008 for 7 years, after the late president Umaru Yar Adua appointed and sent him over to serve.
He was once a personal physician to second Republican president, Alhaji Shehu Shagari,Tafida who is now the longest serving Nigerian high commissioner to the UK,was honoured in an extraordinary way and perhaps the first of its kind when the banking hall of the Northumberland Avenue office of the mission was named after him.
Confirmation of his bowing out of office was done yesterday Saturday August 15 by the head of information at the embassy,highlighting that the banking hall was renamed after the soft spoken but hardworking second Republic senator who is set to leave for Nigeria today.
The ex Commissioner brought changes to the once notoriously chaotic embassy and also got rid of a passport racket that dragged the name if the mission in the mud,while ripping off UK based Nigerians who wanted to get new passports, during his serving time.
He spoke about how he personally requested that the insider who was collaborating with others to charge between £500 and £700 for Nigerian passport was recalled to Nigeria, by personally taking a letter to Abuja to ensure it got to the right person."People were paying between £500 and £700 to an account"he revealed all this in his last media session interview on Monday, noting that he wanted the culprit removed and he was removed.
Prior to biding farewell to staff and members of the embassy, the Nigerian community had treated him and his wife to a series of activities and send off parties in the last couple of days.
He served as a great man and will always be remembered and appreciated.

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