Ambassador Benaoyagha Okoyen, Consul General at the Nigerian Consulate in New York, United States of America, USA, is on his way to Havana, capital of Cuba to resume office as Nigeria’s Ambassador to Cuba with concurrent accreditation to Bahamas, Honduras and Nicaragua.
Ambassador Okoyen is among the Envoys whose appointments were recently confirmed by the National Assembly. Their postings were recently announced and they have collected their Letters of Credence, ready to resume at their duty posts.
Ambassador Okoyen announced recently that he is in the process of winding up his activities in New York and would be resuming in Havana by the first week of April 2021.
“Many thanks for your great support and best wishes that led to the successful tour of my duty in New York as the Consul General of Nigeria,” he said, throwing an open invitation to people to come visit Havana.
Ambassador Okoyen, before his posting as Consul General in New York, had served as Protocol Liaison Officer (PLO) as well as the Special Assistant to the President of Nigeria from 2011.
He also served as Protocol Liaison Officer to the Vice President of Nigeria (2008 to 2010) as Chief of Protocol in Government House Bayelsa State (2005 to 2007) and as Head of Protocol to the Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State (1999 to 2005).
An Oxford University trained diplomat and a Protocol School of Washington, DC certified Corporate Etiquette and International Protocol Specialist, Mr. Okoyen is going to Havana well prepared to reap bountiful benefits for Nigeria, especially in the areas of mutual co-operation in tourism and healthcare, between Nigeria and the countries he will be serving in.
Already, different groups in the New York, New Jersey area are organizing befitting send forth ceremonies for him, in recognition of the excellent services he rendered while in charge in New York.