A high-profile personnel from the United Bank for Africa (Ghana) Limited has joined other dignitaries in a send-off party for the outgoing Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana, His Excellency Olufemi Michael Abikoye.
A delegation led by the Regional CEO of UBA West Africa, Mrs. Abiola Bawuah, and including the MD/CEO of UBA Ghana, Mr. Isong Udom, and other staff graced the colourful ceremony amid cultural representations of Ghana-Nigeria.
Mrs. Abiola Bawuah in her remarks noted the High Commissioner’s use of diplomacy to resolve concerns of Nigerians in Ghana and his willingness to support people, stating that “you are not a Nigerian but an African”.
Mr. Isong Udom in a brief remark commended the excellent human relations of the outgoing High Commissioner and wished him well in his future endeavours.
High Commissioner Abikoye commenced his 30-year diplomatic journey in 1998 and has over the period served in Cameroun and Japan.
Since his arrival in Ghana to begin his official duty as High Commissioner on July 15, 2017, he has visited and touched the lives of ordinary people in all 16 regions during his two and half year stay in Ghana.
At the climax of the ceremony, H.E. Olufemi Michael Abikoye was celebrated by the diplomatic community and his compatriots for his passion for touching lives through engaging in charitable activities. His efforts led to support from the Nigerian government for the Kofi Annan International Peace Keeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) at Teshie. He is also credited with improving Ghana-Nigeria relations.
The ceremony ended with H.E. Olufemi Michael Abikoye expressing gratitude to all for their immense support during his stay in Ghana.