President Bola Tinubu has appointed Mr. Victor Adeleke as State Chief of Protocol (SCOP).
The appointment was made a few hours after his inauguration on Monday as 16th Nigerian leader since independence in 1960.
Mr Adeleke replaces Mr. Hussaini Adamu, the State Chief of Protocol to former President Muhammadu Buhari.
Born in 1967 in Ibadan, Oyo State, Mr. Adeleke was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1991 and joined the Foreign Service In 1993.
After training at the Nigerian Foreign Service Academy, Lagos in 1994, he served in various capacities at home and abroad, including, the Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Office of the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and, the Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The new State Chief of Protocol also served as an Assistant Director of Protocol to President Olusegun Obasanjo (2007), President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua (2007-2010), and President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan (2010).
Mr Adeleke had served in various Nigerian diplomatic missions notably China, Brazil, Poland, United Kingdom, and Ireland, where he was Deputy Head of Mission.
Before his appointment as Chief of Protocol, he served as Nigeria’s ambassador to Ethiopia.