Buhari Nominates 46 Non-Career Diplomats

President Muhammadu Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has forwarded names of 46 non-career ambassadorial nominees to the senate.

The presidential letter was read during plenary by Senate President Bukola Saraki.

Among those that made the list are former deputy governor of Niger state, Musa Ibeto; former deputy governor of Plateau state, Pauline Tallen; former justice of the Supreme Court, George Oguntade and former senator from Lagos state, Olorunnimbe Mamora.

Below is the full list:

Abia – Uzoma Emenike; Adamawa – Clifford Zara; Akwa Ibom – Godwin Umo; Anambra – Christopher Okeke; Bauchi – Yusuf Tuggar; Bauchi – Baba Madugu; Bayelsa – Stanley Diriyai; Benue – Enyantu Ifenne; Borno – Mohammed Hayatuddeen; Cross River –            Etubom Asuquo; Delta – Francis Efeduma; Ebonyi – Jonah Odo; Edo – Uyagwe Igbe; Ekiti – Ayodele Ayodeji.

    Enugu – Chris Eze; Gombe – Suleiman Hassan; Jigawa – Muhammad Dalhatu; Kaduna – Muhammad Yaro; Kaduna – Deborah Iliya; Kano – D. Abdulkadir; Kano – Haruna Ungogo; Katsina – Isa Dodo; Katsina – Usman Bugaje; Kebbi – Tijani Bande; Kogi – Y.O. Aliu; Kwara – Nurudeeen Mohamed; Kwara – Mohamed Yisa; Lagos – George Oguntade; Lagos – O. Mamora.

    Lagos – Modupe Irele; Nasarawa – Musa Muhammad; Niger          – Mohammed Ibeto; Ogun – Ade Asekun; Ondo – Sola Iji; Osun – Adegboyega Ogunwusi; Oyo – Ashimiyu Olaniyi; Plateau -Pauline Talin; Plateau –       Haruna Abdullahi; Rivers – Orji Ngofa; Rivers – Sylvanus Nsofor; Sokoto -Ahmadu Suka; Sokoto –   Kabiru Umar; Taraba – Mustapha Jaji; Yobe – Modu Bura; Zamfara – Garba Gajam; Zamfara – Abdullahi Garbasi

    Many Nigerians abroad are reportedly passing through rough times and would need ambassadors in their various countries of abode who know what it takes to promote the country’s interests abroad, to protect such Nigerians’ rights.

    The list of nominees was referred to the Senate Committee on Judiciary, human rights, and Legal Matters for further deliberations.

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