Bianca Ojukwu, a former beauty queen, was the wife of the late Biafran warlord, Ikemba Nnewi, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu
Her confirmation followed the consideration of the report of the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs following which her nomination was unanimously approved by the senators.
President Jonathan nominated Bianca as an ambassador along with 87 others but was unable to attend the screening with other nominees following the death of her husband on November 10, 2011.
The Senator Matthew Nwagwu (PDP-Imo) led committee on Foreign Affairs eventually screened her on April 25 and recommended that she be confirmed as an ambassador.
Senate President David Mark in a brief remark said he was convinced that Ojukwu would represent the country well.
“I believe she will represent us very well; I also congratulate the women because that makes up for their 35 per cent affirmation action and even more.”