Senate Confirms 42 Ambassadors-Designate, Adjourns Till June 23
The Senate has confirmed the appointment of 42 Ambassadors-designate.
During plenary on Thursday, the Upper Chamber also confirmed the nomination of James Jiya John Kolo as Commissioner of the Federal Character Commission.
The confirmation of the nominees followed the consideration of the reports of the Senate Committees on Foreign Affairs, and Federal Character and Inter-Governmental Affairs.
In a letter dated May 6, 2020, President Muhammadu Buhari said the appointment of the nominees was in accordance to section 171 (1),(2)(c) and subsection (4) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended.
The Ambassadors-designate confirmed by the Senate are C.O Nwachukwu, Abia; A. Kafas, Adamawa; R.U. Brown, Akwa-Ibom; G.A. Odudigbo, Anambra; O.C. Onowu, Anambra; Y.S. Suleiman, Bauchi; E.S. Agbana, Bayelsa; B.B.M. Okoyen, Bayelsa; G.M. Okoko, Benue; A.M. Garba, Borno; M.l. Bashir, Borno; M.O. Abam, Cross River; A.E. Allotey, Cross River; G.E. Edokpa, Edo; and A.N. Madubuike, Enugu.
Others are: Adamu Lamuwa, Gombe; Innocent lwejuo, lmo; M.S. Abubakar, Jigawa; Y.A. Ahmed, Jigawa; S.D. Umar, Kaduna; A. Sule, Kano; G.Y. Hamza, Kano; N. Rimi, Katsina; L.S. Ahmed-Remawa, Katsina; M. Manu, Kebbi; l.R. Ocheni, Kogi; l.A. Yusuf, Kogi; M. Abdulraheem, Kwara; W.A. Adedeji, Lagos; and A.U. Ogah, Nasarawa.
Also among career Ambassadors-designate confirmed include A.A. Musa, Niger; N.A. Kolo, Niger; S.O. Olaniyan, Ogun; A.R. Adejola, Ogun; E. Awe, Ondo; O. Aluko, Osun; I.A. Alatishe, Osun; V.A. Adeleke, Oyo; M.S. Adamu, Plateau; l.N. Charles, Rivers; Z.M. lfu, Taraba; and B.B. Hamman, Yobe.
Meanwhile, the Senate has adjourned its plenary until June 23.
The announcement was made by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, after the adoption of the Votes and Proceedings for Thursday.