The Alkamba Times can confirm the appointment of Ambassador Lamin Yabou as the new permanent Secretary at the ministry of foreign affairs.

He replaced Sulayman Omar Njie, who was appointed as deputy head of mission to China. Until his appointment, he was the Gambia’s permanent representative to United Nations in New York.

Lamin Dibba, the environment minister, has been appointed The Gambia’s Permanent Representative at the United Nations to Mr. replaces Lamin Yabou.
Yabou was appointed in 2018 as the Permanent Representative of the Gambia to the United Nations.

Before his appointment, Mr. Yabou was Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Gambia to Spain from 2013 to 2018, with concurrent accreditation to Italy, Greece, Malta, and Portugal, as well as the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Food Programme (WFP), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Trade Organization (WTO).

From 2012 to 2013, Mr. Yabou was the Deputy Permanent Secretary, Administration, and Finance, for the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Gambia.  He was also the Deputy Ambassador/Deputy High Commissioner and Head of Chancery at the Gambia High Commission in Nigeria from 2008 to 2012.

Mr. Yabou holds a master’s degree in human resource management from Sheffield Hallam University in the United Kingdom and a bachelor’s degree in commerce from the University of Pune, India.

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