Cabinet has approved the appointment of His Excellency Alhaji Hassan Jika Ardo to the position of Non-Resident High Commissioner of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to the Cooperative Republic of Guyana. He will be based in Trinidad.
High Commissioner-designate Ardo most recently served as Interim Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) of Nigeria.
Prior to joining active politics in Nigeria, High Commissioner-designate Ardo worked as an accountant and later as the Assistant Director of the Office of the Accountant General before retiring in 2013.
Since establishing formal diplomatic relations on August 2, 1976, Guyana and Nigeria have engaged in bilateral cooperation including in the political sphere.