President Muhammadu Buhari has sent the names of 46 nominees to the Senate for confirmation as ambassadors.
— Nigerian Senate (@NGRSenate) October 20, 2016
This was contained in a letter forwarded to the Senate President Bukola Saraki and read on the floor of the plenary on Thursday, October 20.
Among the nominees are Pauline Tallen, Olorunibe Mamora and Musa Ibeto – a formerly nominated minister before his nomination was withdrawn in 2015.
Also nominated are Yusuf Tugar, Usman Bugaje, Suleiman Hassan, Nurudeen Mohammed, and Jamila Ahmadu-Suka.
The president had earlier on June 9 sent a list of 47 new career ambassadors to the Senate for confirmation.
That list included Obinna Chukwuemeka, Salisu Umoru,Iyang Udoh Iyang, Okeke Vivian Nwanaku, Liman Munir, Edem Jane Ada, Mohammed Hassan Hassan, Martin Young Cobham, Janet Molegbo Olisah, Itegbuoye Sunday, Olatunde Adesesan, Lilian Ijekwu, Onu Manaja, and Tulahi Isa.
Also on the list were Ngozi Ukeje, Bello Kazaure Husseini, Enoch Pierre Ducci, Garba Baba, Usman Bakori Aliyu, Umar Zainab Salisu, Momoh Seidu Omeiza, Kadiri Audu, Balogun Hakeem, Nosa Ahmed, Ibrahim Isa, Bankole Adegboyega Adeoye, Ibidapo Obe Oluwasegun, Ogundaro Sakirat, Eric A. Belgam, and Ateru Haliru.
The remaining nominees were Ramota Bulima, Musa Mamman, Kabiru Bala, Adamu Shuaibu, D. A Agiv, T.K Gonglong, Ibrahim Hamza, K.C Nwachukwu, Q.R Wolu, E.K Oguntuwase, A.I Paragauda, L.A Gasharga, Olufemi Abikoye, Abubakar Ibrahim, Rabiu Kawu, Odeka Janet Bisong and Adekunbi Habeebat.