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Published On: Wed, May 13th, 2020

Buhari seeks Senate’s approval for 42 ambassadorial nominees

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By Ikechukwu Okaforadi

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday approached the Senate seeking approval for 42 Ambassadorial nominees.
Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, read the President’s letter including two other appointments into the board of the Law Reform Commission, and Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation, during plenary session.
The ambassadorial nominees’ request was contained in a letter dated May 6, 2020.
“In accordance to section 171 (1),(2)(c) and subsection (4) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended. I have the honour to forward for confirmation by the Senate, the under-listed forty-two (42) names of nominees as Career Ambassadors-Designate.”
’The Ambassadors-designate for confirmation are C.O Nwachukwu, Abia; A. Kafas, (Adamawa); R. U. Brown, (Akwa-Ibom); G. A. Odudigbo, (Anambra); O. C. Onowu, (Anambra); Y. S. Suleiman, (Bauchi); and E S. Agbana, (Bayelsa).
Others are, B. B. M. Okoyen (Bayelsa); G. M. Okoko (Benue); A. M. Garba, (Borno); M. l. Bashir, (Borno); M. O. Abam, (Cross River); A. E. Allotey, (Cross River); G. E. Edokpa, (Edo;) and A. N. Madubuike, (Enugu).
The list also included Adamu Lamuwa, (Gombe); Mr. Innocent A. lwejuo, (lmo); M. S. Abubakar, (Jigawa); Y. A. Ahmed, (Jigawa); S. D. Umar, (Kaduna); A. Sule, (Kano); G. Y. Hamza, (Kano); N. Rimi, (Katsina); L S. Ahmed-Remawa, (Katsina); M. Manu, (Kebbi); l. R. Ocheni, (Kogi); l. A. Yusuf, (Kogi); M. Abdulraheem, (Kwara); Mrs. W. A. Adedeji, (Lagos); and A. U. Ogah, (Nasarawa).6’
The career ambassadors-designate also included A. A. Musa, (Niger); N. A. Kolo, (Niger); S. O. Olaniyan, (Ogun); A. R. Adejola, (Ogun), E. Awe (Ondo); O. Aluko, (Osun); I. A. Alatishe, (Osun); V. A. Adeleke, (Oyo); M. S. Adamu, (Plateau); l. N. Charles, (Rivers); Z M. lfu, (Taraba); and B. B. Hamman, (Yobe).
The Senate, also on Tuesday, received President Muhammadu Buhari’s request for the confirmation of Professor Jumai Audi, as a Chairman of the Nigerian Law Reform Commission.
Also to be confirmed are, Ebele Bernard Chima, Commissioner, South-East; Bassey Dan Abia, Commissioner, South-South; and Mohammed Ibraheem, Commissioner, South-West.
Also, the upper chamber also received a request from Buhari for the confirmation of Diana Okonta (South-South); and Ya’ana Talib Yaro (North-East) as Non-Executive Directors of the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation.
According to President Buhari, the appointment of the nominees was done “in compliance with the provision of section 5(2)(4) of the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation Act” to fill existing vacancies.

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