President Muhammadu Buhari has designated 46 non-career ambassadorial nominees for screening and confirmation by the Senate.
This brings to 93 the names of nominees for foreign postings, following the screening of 47 career diplomats forwarded earlier by the President by the Red Chamber. Senate President Bukola Saraki read the list to his colleagues at plenary yesterday.
In the memo containing the list, President Buhari requested for expeditious consideration and confirmation. Immediately after the list was read, Senator Philip Aduda (FCT) raised a Point of Order.
Aduda expressed disappointment that there was no nominee from the FCT in line with constitutional provision that the FCT should be treated like a state . Read more