President Muhammadu Buhari, has appointed Ambassador Kabiru Bala, as the new High Commissioner to South Africa.
This was made known by Ms. Sarah Sanda, the Special Assistant on Media to the Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, in a statement.
Sanda stated that the Minister presented a letter of credence to the new Ambassador, on Monday, in Abuja.
She added that before his appointment, Bala was the Deputy High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.
A Career Diplomat, Amb. Bala, joined the Foreign Service in 1999, and had at different times served in Brasilia, Sudan, The Gambia, Netherlands, and Thailand.
He also served in the State House Office of the Chief of Staff to the President, as well as State House Protocol.
Bala will replace Ahmed Ibeto, the former Ambassador, who resigned his appointment in July, to join the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.