The Senate during a plenaryThe Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs yesterday announced its conclusion of the screening of 46 non-career ambassadorial nominees presented to it by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Chairman of the committee, Monsurat Sunmonu (APC, Oyo Central) said the final confirmation would be done on the floor of the Senate.He commended members of the committee for a job well done.
Also, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Ita Enang, expressed the presidency’s appreciation of the exercise.
He acknowledged the committee’s commitment to the assignment, noting that it did the assignment in two days instead of the three days earlier scheduled for it.
“You stressed yourself to conclude the exercise and we appreciate your effort in ensuring that our candidates wrote the examination. I am sure that they will perform well,” he said.
The nominees who were screened are Uzoma Emenike (Abia), Aminu Iyawa (Adamawa), Maj-Gen. Godwin Umo (retd) (Akwa Ibom), Christopher Okeke (Anambra), Yusuf Tuggar (Bauchi) and Baba Madugu (Bauchi).
Others are Brig-Gen. Stanley Diriyai (Bayelsa), Prof. Steven Ugba (Benue), Baba Jidda (Borno), Etubom Asuquo (Cross River), Mr Frank Efeduma (Delta), Jonah Odo (Ebonyi), Uyagwe Igbe (Edo) and Eniola Ajayi (Ekiti).Other nominees are Maj-Gen. Chris Eze (Enugu), Suleiman Hassan (Gombe), Justice Sylvanus Nsofor (Imo) and others.
Aminu Dalhatu (Jigawa), Ahmed Bamali (Kaduna), Deborah Iliya (Kaduna) and Prof. Dandatti Abdulkadir (Kano).
Also confirmed are Haruna Ungogo (Kano), Justice Isa Dodo (Katsina), Mohammadu Barade (Katsina), Prof. Tijjani Bande (Kebbi), Prof. Y. O. Aliu (Kogi) Nurudeen Mohammed (Kwara), Prof. Mohammed Yisa (Kwara), Justice George Oguntade (Lagos) and Modupe Irele (Lagos).
Other screened nominees are Musa Muhammad (Nasarawa), Ahmed Ibeto (Niger), Suzanne Folarin (Ogun), Jacob Daodu (Ondo), Afolahan Adeyemi (Osun), Maj.-Gen. Ashimiyu Olaniyi (retd) (Oyo), James Dimka (Plateau), Haruna Abdullahi (Plateau), Orji Ngofa (Rivers) and Sahabi Gada (Sokoto)
Kabiru Umar (Sokoto), Hassan Ardo (Taraba), Goni Bura (Yobe), Garba Gajam (Zamfara), Bala Mairiga (Zamfara) and Ibrahim Ugbada (FCT) were also screened.