Ambassador Isiaka Abdulqadir Imam has taken up his post as Secretary General of D-8 in Turkey.

Nigerian Ambassador Isiaka Abdulqadir Imam has taken up his post as Secretary General of the D-8 Economic Cooperation Organization.

His entry into office is based on the principle of rotation in alphabetical order, said a statement released Tuesday by Abdullahi Tukur of the Foreign Ministry.

“The Secretary General is appointed on a proposal from the Council of Ministers by consensus among the nationals of the Member States and approval by the Summit for a non-renewable four-year term in accordance with the principle of rotation in alphabetical order with consideration due to competence, integrity and experience. The secretary general will have the rank of ambassador in the diplomatic service of the member state, ”the statement said.

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D-8 is a development cooperation organization between Nigeria, Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Pakistan and Turkey.

See the full statement posted below:

NIGERIA HELPS SECRETARY GENERAL OF D-8 ORGANIZATION FOR ECONOMIC COOPERATION IN ISTANBUL, TURKEY

While it is Nigeria’s turn to take the helm of the affairs of the intergovernmental organization, Ambassador Isiaka Abdulqadir Imam today takes up his duties as Secretary General of the D-8 Economic Cooperation Organization, on the basis of of the principle of rotation in alphabetical order.

This is in accordance with Article 9.3 of Charter D-8 which states that “the Secretary General is appointed on the recommendation of the Council of Ministers by consensus among the nationals of the Member States and approval by the Summit for a non-renewable term. four-year term in accordance with the principle of rotation in alphabetical order with due regard to competence, integrity and experience. The Secretary-General will have the rank of Ambassador in the diplomatic service of the Member State.

The Ambassador (Retired) Imam is from Ilorin, Kwara State. He joined the Nigerian Foreign Service in 1993 after graduating with a BA (Hons) Class 2: 1 (Political Science) in 1985 from the American University in Cairo, Egypt. He served meritoriously in various capacities in our missions in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), Pretoria (South Africa), Tokyo (Japan) and Brasilia (Brazil). He received the title of In Situ Ambassador from HE President Muhammadu Buhari in Council in 2020, and approved his appointment as Secretary General of the D-8 Economic Cooperation Organization in 2021.

It should be noted that the Organization of Eight Developing Countries for Economic Cooperation, founded in 1997, is an intergovernmental organization comprising the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, the Arab Republic of Egypt, the Republic of Indonesia, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Malaysia, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Islamic Republic of Pakistan and Republic of Turkey. The aspiration of the D-8 is to become an economic power that will promote the sustainable development of its member states to become major players in the global economic system.

Recent development is critical for Nigeria, as the office of the Secretary General of D-8, during this tenure, will provide Nigeria with a real platform to achieve Mr. President’s economic diversification agenda through cooperation. business largely driven by the non-oil sector. , and partnerships in other priority areas of comparative advantage.


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