President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, sent a list of 47 career diplomats nominated as ambassadors to the Senate.
Senate President, Bukola Saraki read Buhari’s request at plenary, asking the chamber to approve the list at the shortest possible time.
“I have the honour to forward the attached list of 47 career foreign service officers as ambassador designates for consideration and confirmation by the Senate.
It is my hope that this would receive the usual prompt attention of the Senate,” the president said in his correspondence.
Obinna Chukwuemeka; Salisu Umaru; Inyan Udo-Iyang; Okeke Vivian Nwanaku; Liman Munir; Ndem Jane Ada; Mohammed Hassan Hassan; Martin Young Cobham; Janet Omoleegho Olisah and Itegboje Sunday.
Others are: Babatunde Adesesan; Lilian Ijeukwu Onoh; Manaja Tulah Isa; Ngozi Ukaeje; Bello Kazaure Husseini; Enoch Pear Duchi; Garba Baba; Usman Bakori Aliyu; Umar Zainab Salisu; Momoh Sheidu Omeiza and Kadiri Audu.
Others who also made the list are: Balogun Hakeem; Inusa Ahmed; Ibrahim Isah; Bankole Adegboyega Adeoye; Ibidapo-Obe Oluwasegun; Ogundero Sikirat; Eric A. Bell-Gam; Attahiru Halliru; Rahmatu Danama; Musa Mamman and Kabiru Bala.
Others on the list include Adamu Shuaibu, D.A Agev, T.K Gongulong, Ibrahim Hamza, K.C Nwachukwu, Q.I Worlu, E.K Oguntuase, I.A Paragalda, L.A Gashaga, Olufemi Abikoye, Abubakar Ibrahim, Rabiu Kawu, Okeke Vivian Nwunaku, Odeka Janet Bisong and Adekunbi Abibat.
The president informed the lawmakers that the list is made up of only career civil servants in the foreign service.
In a departure from tradition, where it was a mix of career and political diplomats, no politician was on the list this time around.
— OkoroChukwu IkeChukwu ( Correspondent)