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President Buhari Nominates 42 Ambassadors, Seeks Senate’s Approval

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Tuesday, requested the Senate to approve 42 nominees as the country’s ambassadors.

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, read the President’s letter, as well as two other appointments into the board of the Law Reform Commission, and Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation, during plenary session.

The ambassadorial nominees’ request which was contained in a letter dated May 6, 2020, reads, “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).

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).

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