Chairman/CEO of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa presenting an award to the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Nigeria, Adnan Bin Mahmoud Bostaji in recognition of the His Excellency’s efforts in Nigeria since his assumption of duties in Nigeria.
Honouring of Ambassador Bostaji was part of the activities marking the 5th Nigeria Festival Awards, which took place yesterday, December 8, in Abuja, Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory.
In a short remark, Hon. Dabiri-Erewa said that the Ambassador deserved the award for his prompt intervention in securing the release of Zainab Aliyu from Saudi prison and saving her from execution for phantom drug trafficking.
Those who witnessed the honour being conferred on Ambassador Bostaji were the former Minister of Defense, Mansur Dan Ali, Chairman of the Investment Promotion Authority in Nigeria, a representative of the governor of Kaduna State, a representative of the Governor of Kano State, a representative of the Minister of Communications, amongst other officials.