President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated 42 profession diplomats, which grew to become public information when he requested the Senate to substantiate them as ambassadors.
He forwarded the names of the nominees to the Senate looking for affirmation of their appointments “in accordance to part 171(2)(1c) and Subsection 4 of the 1999 structure”.
His letter was learn out by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, on the graduation of plenary on Tuesday.
The nominees and their states are as follows: C. O Nwachukwu (Abia), A. Kefas (Adamawa), R. U Brown (Akwa Ibom), G. A, Odidibo (Anambra), O. C Onowu (Anambra), Y. S Sulieman (Bauchi), E. S Agbana (Bayelsa), B. B.M Okoyen (Bayelsa), G. M Okoko (Benue), A. M Garba (Borno) and M. I Bashir (Borno).
Others are: M. O Abang (Cross River), A. E Alote (Cross River), G. E Edokpa (Edo), A. M Maduwike (Enugu), Adamu Lamua (Gombe), Harmless Iwejuo (Imo), A. S Abubakar (Jigawa), Y. A Ahmed (Jigawa), S. D Umar (Kaduna), A. A Sule (Kano), G. Y Hamza (Kano), N. Rini (Katsina), Ahmed Rimawa (Katsina), M. Manu (Kebbi) and I. R Ocheni (Kogi).
Additionally appointed are: I. A Yusuf (Kogi), M. Abdulraheem (Kwara), W. A Adedeji (Lagos), A. U Ogah (Nasarawa), A. A Musa (Niger), N. A Kolo (Niger), H. O Olaniyon (Ogun), A. R Adejola (Ogun), O. E Awe (Ondo), O. O Aluko (Osun), E. A, Alatishe (Osun), V. A Adeleke (Oyo), M. S Adamu (Plateau), I. N Charles (Rivers), M. Ifu (Taraba) and B. B Hamman (Yobe).
The president additionally despatched the names of two nominees to fill current vacancies as non-executive administrators of the Nigeria Deposit Insurance coverage Company, NDIC.
They’re: Diana Okonta (South-south) and Yiana Kali (North-east).
Buhari additionally appointed 4 members of the board of the Nigerian Legislation Reform Fee. He despatched their names in compliance with part 2(2) of the Nigeria regulation reform act no 7 of 1979.
They embrace: Jummai Audi, chairman; Edele Chima, commissioner; Bassey Dan, commissioner and Mohammed Ibrahim, commissioner.
The Senate Chief, Yahaya Abdullahi, thereafter, moved a movement counting on order 1(b) of the Senate standing guidelines for the higher chamber to expedite motion on the president’s request for the affirmation of the NDIC nominees.
In his ruling, Senate President Lawan harped on the necessity for the higher chamber to “fast-track the method” to allow committees to display screen the nominees.
He, thereafter, referred the affirmation request of the NDIC nominees to the Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance coverage, and Monetary Establishments.
The Committee was given two weeks to conclude the task and report again to the Senate.