His Excellency, Ambassador Abiodun Richards Adejola 

H.E Ambassador Abiodun R. Adejola joined the Foreign Service of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on 11th October, 1993. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree and Master of Science Degree in International Relations. Similarly, he has participated extensively in short-term educational and training programmes in Diplomacy and International Relations at the Foreign Service Academy in Lagos, Nigeria and at the United Nations in New York, United States of America, respectively. Prior to his present appointment as Ambassador/Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the United Nations Office and other International Organisations in Geneva, Switzerland, he was the Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. at the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the Permanent Mission to the African Union (AU) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.


Amb. Adejola is a seasoned-diplomat and multilateralist that rose through the ranks. He was the best graduating student-officer of the 12th Regular Course of the Nigerian Foreign Service Academy in 1994. In the course of his career, he has worked meritoriously in various capacities both at Post and Headquarters. He has served in two categories of Diplomatic Missions (Bilateral and Multilateral posts), viz: at the Embassy and Permanent Mission of Nigeria to the African Union (AU) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York and at the High Commission of Nigeria in London, as well as the Nigerian High Commission in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago respectively.


Ambassador A. Richards Adejola has a permanent and abiding interests in multilateral negotiations, disarmament and arms control issues and future studies.