Nigeria’s US Consul-General, Ambassador Teneilabe, removed
ADEWALE GIWA, Washington, DC January 16, 2016
One of the kinsmen of former president Goodluck Jonathan, Ambassador Geoffrey Tenelaile, a Nigerian Consul- General in charge of 17 States in the Southeastern of the United States has been removed. Teneilabe, who was appointed in 2012 by former President Jonathan, was asked by President Muhammadu Buhari to return to Nigeria after 3 years of foreign service. Confirming his removal yesterday on the telephone interview with Newswatch Times in the US, Teneilabe thanked Nigerians in the Diaspora for supporting him to bring development to Nigerian Mission office in Atlanta.
He said, “Yes, it is true that I have been recalled. During my stay in office as Consul- General, people could testify to what I did to improve on the foreign service of the Mission. I sincerely thank the former President Goodluck Jonathan and the present government for counting me worthy.” However, Newswatch Times gathered that Teneilabe was recalled, following his continued romance with former President Jonathan.
A top Nigerian, who confi ded in Newswatch Times, said: ” Teneilaibe as a matter of fact is a good man who has helped in reforming Nigeria’s Consul Office in Atlanta. Teneilabe was sent back home because of his relationship with President Goodluck Jonathan.
He is one of the loyalists of the former president. He loves Nigerians in the United States, especially NIDOA. He contributed immensely to the foreign service.” Before his assumption of duty in Atlanta in 2012, Ambassador Teneilabe was respectively the