Buhari Nominates 46 As Ambassadors

President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated 46 people as ambassadors.

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The president sent the names of 46 nominees to the Senate as ambassadors on Thursday.

Some of the names were mentioned by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on the senate floor.

The nominees include: Pauline Tallen, former Plateau State deputy governor; Olorunibe Mamora, a former speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, and a former member of the Senate; Musa Ibeto, a former Niger State deputy governor who had his ministerial nomination withdrawn in 2015.

Below is a full list of the ambassadorial nominees:

1. Nurudeen Mohammed (Kwara)

2. Jamila Ahmadu-Suka (Sokoto)

3. Suleiman Hassan (Gombe)

4. Yusuf Tugar (Bauchi)

5. Usman Bugaje‎ (Katsina)

6. Uzoma Emenike (Abia)

7. Clifford Zirra (Adamawa)

8. Godwin Umo (Akwa Ibom)

9. Christopher Okeke (Anambra)

10. Baba Madugu (Bauchi)

11. Stanley Diriyai (Bayelsa)

12. Enyantu Ifenne (Benue)

13. Mohammed Hayatuddeen (Borno)

14. Etuborn Asuquo (Cross River)

15. Francis Efeduma (Delta)

16. Jonah Odo (Ebonyi)

17. Uyagwe Igbe (Edo)

18. Ayodele Ayodeji (Ekiti)

19. Chris Eze (Enugu)

20. Muhammad Dalhatu (Jigawa)

21. Mohammad Yaro (Kaduna)

22. Deborah Iliya (Kaduna)

23. D. Abdulkadir (Kano)

24. Haruna Ungogo (Kano)

25. Isa Dodo (Katsina)

26. Tijani Bande (Kebbi)

27. Y. O. Aliu (Kogi)

28. Mohammed Yisa (Kwara)

29. Modupe Irele (Lagos)

30. Musa Mohammad (Nasarawa)

31. Ade Asekun (Ogun)

32. Sola Iki (Ondo)

33. Adegboyega Ogunwusi (Osun).

34. Ashimiyu Olaniyi (Oyo)

35. Haruna Bawa Abdullahi (Plateau)

36. Orji Ngofa (Rivers)

37. Sylvanus Adiewere Nsofor (Rivers)

38. Kabiru Umar (Sokoto)

39. Mustapha Jaji (Taraba)

40. Zanna Bura (Yobe)

41. Garba Gajam (Zamfara)

42. Abdullahi Garbasi (Zamfara)

43. Pauline Tallen (Plateau)

44. Olorunibe Mamora (Lagos)

45. Musa Ibeto (Niger)

46. George Oguntade (Lagos)

 

From this, it can be deduced that Lagos State tops the number of nominated ambassadors (3).

Kaduna, Katsina, Kano, Kwara, Bauchi, Plateau, Rivers, Sokoto and Zamfara states were next with two nominees each on the list.

Imo State and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) had no nominees.

The non-inclusion of any nominee for FCT prompted a point of order by Senator Philip Aduda, who protested against the omission.

Rising under the point of order, Aduda referred the Senate to Section 299 of the 1999 Constitution. He quoted the constitution saying, “FCT shall be treated as if it is one of the states in Nigeria and that the President is the Governor of the Territory with the executive ministers of the federation serving as commissioners of the FCT while the National Assembly shall serve as the state House of Assembly for FCT.

Saraki, who noted the concerns raised by Aduda, promised to communicate the issue back to the executive for correction.

In the case of Imo however, there was no challenge from any Imo senators.

 

 

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