Lagos, Nigeria is a sister city of Atlanta. Photo by Nupo Deyon Daniel on Unsplash
Consul General Aishatu Musa

Two diplomats serving in Nigeria’s longstanding consulate in Atlanta will soon take up ambassadorial postings on the African continent. 

Aishatu Musa, the recently departed consul general, will become Nigeria’s ambassador to Rwanda. She served fewer than three years in Georgia after arriving officially in January 2019. 

Innocent Iwojue, former consul for information in Atlanta, has been appointed as the country’s deputy ambassador to Ethiopia, which hosts the African Union secretariat in its capital of Addis Ababa. 

Innocent Iwojue, Nigeria’s former consul for information in Atlanta and its new deputy ambassador to Ethiopia.

The moves mean Atlanta can expect a shakeup in leadership at the consulate in Roswell, which has been in place since 1999. Nigeria first set up a consulate in Atlanta during Ambassador Andrew Young’s first term as Atlanta mayor in 1982. It left in 1988 for budget reasons and returned a bit more than a decade later, covering the entire Southeast region from the metro Atlanta. 

Nigeria, a nation of about 200 million people, is Africa’s most populous nation and largest economy. Atlanta boasts a sister-city relationship with Lagos, the commercial mega-city where Delta Air Lines Inc. operates nonstop flights. 

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