President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday approved the appointment of Kabiru Bala as the new High Commissioner of Nigeria to the Republic of South Africa with concurrent accreditation to Swaziland and Lesotho.
This was contained in a statement issued by the foreign affairs minister spokesman, Sarah Sanda.
It said said Kabiru Bala has received his Letters of Credence from the Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama.
Kabiru Bala, a career diplomat, was until his appointment the Deputy High Commissioner of Nigeria to the United Kingdom.
It said the career diplomat joined the Foreign Service in 1999 and has at different times served in Brasilia, Sudan, The Gambia, Netherlands and Thailand.
He also served in various departments in the ministry and the State House, Office of the Chief of Staff to the President as well as State House Protocol.
He was charged to work towards further strengthening relations between Nigeria and South Africa.