His Excellency Benedict Onochie Amobi is the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to the Kingdom of Sweden since July 2011 with concurrent accreditation to the Kingdom of Denmark, Kingdom of Norway and Republic of Finland.
In Nigeria, Ambassador Benedict Onochie Amobi has served in various capacities as third Secretary – FSO VIII, International Organisations Department (IOD), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Lagos, Nigeria, 1979; Second Secretary (FSO VIII) East Central and Southern African Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Lagos, Nigeria, 1981; Protocol Officer (Protocol Department) Presidential Wing Murtala Mohammed Airport, Ikeja, Nigeria, 1985 – 1986; First Secretary (FSO VI) Bilateral Economic Cooperation Department (BECD), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Lagos, Nigeria, 1987 – 1988;
Counsellor FSO (V) 1991; Sectional Head Bilateral Economic Section, Trade and Investment Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Lagos, Nigeria 1992 –1998; Minister (FSO II) International Economic Cooperation Department (IECD), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abuja, Nigeria 2003 – 2004; Deputy Chief of Protocol, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abuja, Nigeria 2004 –2007; Minister (FSO I) Head Anti Corruption and Transparency Unit (MFA); Grade Level 17 Foreign Service Officer Special Grade 2010 ; Director (Africa Multilateral Affairs Department Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abuja, Nigeria 2010 –2011 with the responsibility of Coordinating the activities of three Divisions under the Africa Multilateral Affairs Department, such as the African Union/NEPAD Division and the ECOWAS Division African Sub-Regional Organisations Division (Gulf of Guinea, Copaz etc).
He has also served in various capacities at the Nigerian Home offices in other countries as the Head (Passport Section), (Political and Economic Sections) to Nigerian High Commission, London 1982 – 1985; Head, Political and Economic Sections, Nigerian High Commission, Ottawa, Canada 1988 –1992; Head Economic and Commercial Section, Embassy of Nigeria, Beijing People’s Republic of China, 2000 –2000; Head Economic and Consular Office Embassy of Nigeria Pyongyang, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), 1998 –2000; Chargé d’Affaires a.i., Nigerian Embassy, Dublin, Ireland for 1½ years and Deputy Head of Mission after arrival of substantive Ambassador, 2007 -2010.
Ambassador Benedict Onochie Amobi holds a B.Sc. in Political Science from University of Ibadan and a diploma in Spanish Language from Madrid, Spain.
Aside from English and other Nigerian languages, Ambassador Benedict Onochie Amobi speaks Spanish and Swedish.
Ambassador Benedict Onochie Amobi is married to Dr. Enuoma S. Amobi (Medical Doctor) and blessed with five children
Afroscandic is grateful for the opportunity to interview His Excellency Ambassador Benedict Onochie Amobi.
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