Ambassador Adamu Ibrahim Lamuwa

Biography On The New Permanent Secretary Of The Ministry Of Foreign Affairs

Ambassador Adamu Ibrahim Lamuwa hails from Funakaye Local Government Area of Gombe State, Nigeria. He obtained a B.Sc. (Hons) in Economics from the University of Maiduguri, Borno State and a master’s degree in Economic Policy and Management from the United Nations Institute for African Economic Development and Planning (UN-IDEP), Dakar, Senegal.

He joined the Nigerian Foreign Service in January 1993 and attended the Nigerian Foreign Service Academy, Lagos for professional Course on Diplomacy from 1993-1994 and the Indian Foreign Service Institute, New Delhi, India in 1998.

As a Foreign Service Officer, Ambassador Lamuwa has served in various departments at home and Missions abroad. In Abuja, he worked in the Trade and Investment Division; Training and Staff Welfare Division; African Affairs Division; Planning, Research and Statistics Department and Second United Nations Division (SUND).

Ambassador Lamuwa served in various capacities at the State House, Presidential Villa, including Special Assistant to the Principal Secretary to Mr. President from October 2009-September, 2010. He was also a Deputy Director, State House Protocol from August 2014-May 2016.

He served overseas in a number of Nigerian Missions. These include the Consulate General of Nigeria, Hong Kong (October 1998-September 2000); Nigerian High Commission, Ottawa, Canada (February 2003-March 2007); Consulate General of Nigeria, Jeddah; and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (October 2010-July, 2014).

From June 2016 to May 2021, Ambassador Lamuwa served as the Charge d’ Affaires (et) at the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in Damascus.

His last appointment before his elevation as the Permanent Secretary was Ambassador to the Republic of Senegal with concurrent accreditation to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania. He assumed duty as Permanent Secretary on Wednesday 31st May, 2023.

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