– A Nigerian woman is currently receiving accolades due to her achievement in Britain – NneNne Iwuji-Eme was recently appointed as the British high commissioner to Mozambique – This makes her the first black female career diplomat to be ever appointed to such a position It is always a thing of joy when Nigerians or Nigerians living abroad achieve exceptional things in their careers. This is the case with NneNne Iwuji-Eme. According to the Guardian, Iwuji-Eme was recently appointed as the British high commissioner to Mozambique making her the first black female career diplomat to be ever appointed to such a position. Having spent 16 years in the Foreign Office, she will resume her new role July 2018. Reacting to the appointment, she said it was an honour to be appointed to the role and that she hoped she would inspire others to pursue their ambitions.
“I hope my appointment as the first British black female career diplomat to this position will inspire young talent, regardless of race or background, to pursue their ambitions in the Foreign Office.” The foreign secretary (foreign minister), Boris Johnson, said Iwuji-Eme has “vision, experience and energy” for the appointment. Iwuji-Eme previously worked as an economist in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and for Royal Dutch Shell. Since joining the Foreign Office she has held a range of positions from economic adviser for Africa to chief press officer to the Africa minister. Her most recent posting was to Brazil as first secretary prosperity and acting prosperity consul. Congratulations to her.