Politics Jonathan Appoints Ex-PDP Chairman Bamanga Tukur as Ambassador-at-Large



President Goodluck Jonathan in a statement on monday has approved the appointment of Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, the immediate past Chairman of the ruling PDP, as Ambassador-at-Large.

According to the statement, Tukur as an envoy, will be ``assigned special duties by the president’’ under the new appointment.

The statement chronicled the former PDP chairman’s achievements in public and private service.

``Tukur served as the General Manager and Chief Executive of the Nigerian Ports’ Authority from 1975 to 1982 and Governor of the then Gongola State in 1983.

``Between 1994 and 1995, he served as Minister for Industries.