Senate Screens 22 Ambassador-Nominees

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Justice Oguntade, 22 other non-career ambassadors face National Assembly: Above, Chairperson, Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Sen. Monsurat Sunmonu (2nd, L); the Chairperson, House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs, Rep. Nnenna Ukeje (2nd, R), and other committee members, during a Joint Committee Meeting  at the National Assembly in Abuja on Tuesday Photo: Hogan-Bassey/BJO/NAN

Justice George Adesola Oguntade (Lagos) and Alhaji Ahmed Ibeto(Niger) were among 23 non-career ambassadorial nominees screened today by the joint committee  on Foreign Affairs at the National Assembly.
Twenty three others will come before the committee on Wednesday.
Other nominees screened were Goni Modu Zanna Bura (Yobe), Yusuf Maitama Tuggar (Bauchi), Kabiru Umar (Sokoto) and Baba Madugu (Bauchi).
Baba Ahmad Jidda (Borno),  Garba Gajam (Zamfara), Bala Mohammed Mairiga (Zamfara), Christopher Okere (Anambra), Etuborn Asuquo (Cross River) and Nurudeen Mohammed (Kwara) were also screened.
And so were  Amin Muhammad Dalhatu (Jigawa), Ahmed Nuhu Bamali (Kaduna), Prof. Dandatti Abdulkadir (Kano), Justice Isa Dodo (Katsina), Prof. Mohammed Yisa (Kwara), Mrs Modupe Irele (Lagos) and Suzanne Folarin (Ogun).
Gen. Ashimiyu Olaniyi (Oyo), Oriji Ngofa (Rivers),  Jonah Odo (Ebonyi) and Eniola Ajayi (Ekiti) also made the list.
The Chairperson of the committee, Sen. Monsurat Sunmonu, commended members for a job well done.
She said though the screening started late, the committee was able to screen 23 as against 14 nominees it planned for.
The chairperson said “the committee would screen the remaining nominees on Wednesday.”
President Muhammadu Buhari resubmitted a list of 46 non-career ambassadorial nominees to the senate on Jan. 12 for confirmation.

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