Synopsis

In “With Heart and Might”, Ambassador Mohammed Kawu Ibrahim, shares with his readers, his unique experiences as a Nigerian Foreign Service Officer in his posting to the former Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR); Gabon; Belgium; Sweden; Hong Kong; and as Ambassador to Libya during Col Gaddafi’s era.


Ambassador Ibrahim, spent most of his work at the Headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in the International Organisations Department (IOD), giving him considerable experience in multilateral diplomacy. It was on the basis of this experience that this memoir covers wide-ranging multilateral issues, from the New International Economic Order (NIEO) of the 70s, to financing and development, environment and sustainable development, human rights and humanitarian issues, reform of the United Nations, and the African Union (AU).

From the accounts of Ambassador Ibrahim’s experiences in the Nigerian Diplomatic Service, it can be seen that contrary to the popular belief that the Service is an elitist profession, associated with hobnobbing with the members of the establishments around the world, in reality, it has its own hazards. Diplomats are also exposed to all the vicissitudes of life. This book is recommended to practitioners and students of international relations, as well as the general public.

About the Author

Ambassador M.K. Ibrahim, spent his entire career of 33 years in the Nigerian Diplomatic Service. He served in six countries, the last of which, was Ambassador to Libya, during the Government of Col. Gaddafi. Before his retirement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he had a stint with the International Fund for Tropical Agriculture (IFAD) in Rome. 

After his retirement, he was elected the first Chairman of the IOC Independent Human Rights Commission, based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Ambassador Ibrahim has strong passion for human rights and development. He is currently, a member of the editorial board of ‘ARCAN Foreign Policy Journal’, published by the Association of Retired Career Ambassadors of Nigeria (ARCAN).

About the Author

Ambassador M.K. Ibrahim, spent his entire career of 33 years in the Nigerian Diplomatic Service. He served in six countries, the last of which, was Ambassador to Libya, during the Government of Col. Gaddafi. Before his retirement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he had a stint with the International Fund for Tropical Agriculture (IFAD) in Rome. 

After his retirement, he was elected the first Chairman of the IOC Independent Human Rights Commission, based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Ambassador Ibrahim has strong passion for human rights and development. He is currently, a member of the editorial board of ‘ARCAN Foreign Policy Journal’, published by the Association of Retired Career Ambassadors of Nigeria (ARCAN).