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BUHARI REQUESTS SENATE'S APPROVAL OF 42 AMBASSADORIAL NOMINEES

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, asked the Senate to approve 42 nominees as the country's ambassadors. 


The request is contained in a letter written to the Senate dated May 6, 2020.


The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan read the letter to the hearing of the lawmakers, alongside other appointments into the board of law Reform Commission, and Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation. 


The Ambassadors designated 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).


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).


Similarly, 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.


 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 made "in compliance with the provision of section 5(2)(4) of the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation Act" to fill existing vacancies.



The Senate Leader, Yahaya Abdullahi, moved a motion relying on order 1(b) of the SenateSenate standing rules for the upper chamber to expedite action on the President's request for the confirmation of the NDIC nominees.


The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan in his ruling, underscored the need for the upper chamber to "fast-track the process" to enable committees to screen the nominees.


Read Also: BUHARI APPOINTS PROFESSOR IBRAHIM GAMBARI AS NEW CHIEF OF STAFF


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