President Muhammadu Buhari has re-submitted a list of 46 non-career ambassadorial nominees to the Senate for confirmation.
This was announced by President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, when he read the content of “an executive communication’’ to the senators at plenary on Thursday.
The nominees, according to him, are:
Buhari, in the executive communication, urged the senate to attend to the list in good time.
The Senate, on November 15, 2016, returned to Buhari, the names of 46 non-career ambassadorial nominees which he sent to it.
The rejection of the 46 non-career nominees was based on a report submitted by the Chairman, Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Monsurat Sunmonu (APC-Oyo).
Sunmonu said the imbalance of nominations observed in the list of career nominees was not corrected by the President in the non-career list.
According to her, over 250 petitions were received by the committee from aggrieved Nigerians over the imbalance of nominations in the first list.
Ebonyi, Bayelsa and Plateau had no nominees at all and were not addressed by the second list containing names of non-career nominees.