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I cannot end without saying a few words about Nigeria’s High Commissioner to Australia, Ambassador Ayo Olukanni. Suave, personable, unassuming, approachable and quite the intellectual (he’s also a poet and a writer) he flew down from Canberra to be with Nigerian delegates and attend the conference (he’s not a lawyer but holds two post-graduate degrees in the field of International Law and Diplomacy). In spite of the fact that he’s not based in Sydney he was able to host Nigerian participants and attend to their welfare throughout his stay.
One had imagined that right after Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola, SAN departed Sydney that would have been the end of it, but no, he stayed on and attended many of the sessions, mixing very freely and interacting with his country’s citizens.
Ambassador Olukanni is a career diplomat and I must say, judging by his conduct there’s a lot to be said for a higher ratio for career as opposed to political appointments when appointing our representatives to foreign governments.
I had the privilege of having a few discussions with him and his passion for Nigeria was unmistakable.
He made us all proud as Nigerians abroad. What a breath of fresh air!

By Funke Aboyade, This Day Newspaper, front page, April 23, 2012 edition.

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