JIMETA, Ibrahim Sulaiman

diplomat, ad ministrator, born April 5, 1936. Yola, Gongola State; married Aishatu Uratu and Hureratu Bange 1960, four sons, two daughters; Educa tion: Elementary School, Jimeta, 1944-48, Mid dle School, Yola, 1949, Barewa College, Zaria, 1950-55, Shoreditch College, Surrey, UK, 1956-59, Institute of Education, University Col lege, London; Education Officer, Okene Secon dary School, 1959-61; Students Placement Of ficer, UK, 1961-62; Students' Officer (North), UK, 1962-63; Secretary, Scholarship Board, Kaduna, 1963-66; First Secretary (Aids and Agreements), Ministry of External Affairs, Lagos, 1966; First Secretary, Education, UK, 1966-67; Head of Chancery, Abidjan, 1967; First Secretary (Africa Department), Ministry of External Affairs, Lagos, 1968; Head of Chancery,* Moscow, 1968-71; Head, Interna tional Organisations Division, Ministry of Ex ternal Affairs, Lagos, 1971-72; Minister- Counsellor, UN Mission, New York, USA, 1972-76; appointed Nigerian Ambassador to Niamey and Quagadougou, 1976-77, and to Vienna, UN1DO, IAEA and OPEC Fund, 1977-79; appointed Permanent Secretary (now Director-General), Federal Ministry of Informa tion, Lagos, 1979-83, Supreme Headquarters, 1984-85, General Staff Headquarters, 1985-86, Ministry of Transport and Aviation, 1987, Ministry of Transport, 1988 and Ministry of Aviation, June 1988 —March 1989, Ministry of Information, since March 1989; member, UN Sub-Commission on HumanRights(Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities), 1976-83; Foreign Honours: Commander Ordre Nationale, Niger Republic, Chevalier Dela Or dre Nationale, Burkina Faso; Hobbies: movies, music, gardening; Official Address: Ministry of Information, 15, Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos; Home:60, Saka Tinubu Street, Victoria Island, Lagos State; Telephone: (01) 612066.
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