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Ireland / Nigeria / New Ambassador presents credentials

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DUBLIN, Ireland, June 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- His Excellency the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Nigeria presented its Letters of Credence to the President at Áras an Uachtaráin today.

H.E. Bolere Elizabeth Ketebu, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, was accompanied by her three daughters, Ibiso Dokuboba, Daba Alaiyiba and Botoba Tamunolobobikiya Graham-Douglas, and her two sons Ibaniasemabo Tamunoinemi and Owanari Bekinbo Graham-Douglas. The Ambassador was also accompanied at the ceremony by Mr. Abubakar Jidda, Senior Counsellor and Head of Chancery at the Embassy.

Mr. Joe Costello, TD, Minister of State for Trade and Development at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, represented the Government at the ceremony.

The following were also present: Mr. Art O'Leary, Secretary-General to the President; Mr. John Conlan, Assistant Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade; Mr. Joe Brennan, Ms. Mary Cusack and Ms. Claire Buckley, Protocol, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

The Ambassador was escorted to and from Áras an Uachtaráin by an Escort of Honour consisting of a motorcycle detachment drawn from the 2nd Cavalry Squadron, Cathal Brugha Barracks, Dublin, under the command of Lieutenant Grattan O'Hagan.

A Guard of Honour was provided at Áras an Uachtaráin by the 1st Infantry Battalion, Mellows Barracks, Renmore, Co. Galway, under the command of Lieutenant Paul Togher.

Captain Fergal Carroll conducted the Army No. 1 Band.