Victor Adekunle Adeleke, an Oyo-born career diplomat, has been appointed by Bola Tinubu, Nigeria’s new president, as State Chief of Protocol.
The newly appointed SCOP officially, began his assignment, today Monday, May 29, 2023.
An accomplished diplomat and lawyer, Adeleke joined the Nigerian Foreign Service in 1993 and rose through the ranks, serving in various missions abroad and at the Headquarters, including the State House.
The new SCOP comes to the job with a huge pedigree as a career Foreign Service Officer and it’s expected that he will change the face of diplomatic protocol in the Villa.
His last appointed was as Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the African Union (AU) and Ambassador to Ethiopia, where he served with distinction and represented the country creditably and honourably.
Born in 1967 in Ibadan, Oyo State, Ambassador Adeleke graduated from the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University, lle-Ife with a Bachelor of Laws degree (with Honours) in June 1990.
He then proceeded to the Nigerian Law School, Victoria Island, Lagos for his professional training to become a Barrister and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 1991, having satisfied all conditions prescribed by law.
He was duly called to the Nigerian Bar by the Body of Benchers on December 10, 1991. He attended the prestigious Olivet Baptist High School, Oyo, for his secondary education.
He joined the Foreign Service in 1993.