Breaking News: Senate Committee Screens Buhari's Nominees


The Senate committee on Foreign Affairs has commenced screening of 47 ambassadorial nominees appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari. This was disclosed by our Naij.com correspondent in the National Assembly.

Present at the meeting are Monsurat Summonu, the chairman Senate committee on foreign affairs, Shehu Sanni, representing Kaduna Central senatorial district, James Manager, representing Delta South senatorial district and Ita Enang, Senior Special Assistant to President and the 47 nominees among others. President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, June 9, released the list of Ambassadorial nominees.


This was contained in a letter sent to Senate president Bukola Saraki. This was disclosed after Saraki read out the list of the 47 ambassadors on the floor of the Senate. According to the letter, the nominees are career diplomats who will oversee Nigeria’s mission outside the country. However, the Senate on Wednesday, July 20, began consideration and screening of 47 ambassadorial nominees sent by President Muhammadu Buhari for approval. At the time of this report, the screening is still ongoing.

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, June 9, released the list of Ambassadorial nominees. This was contained in a letter sent to Senate president Bukola Saraki. This was disclosed after Saraki read out the list of the 47 ambassadors on the floor of the Senate. According to the letter, the nominees are career diplomats who will oversee Nigeria’s mission outside the country. The nominees include:

1. Obinna Chukwuemeka Agbugba (Abia)

2. Salisu Umaru (Adamawa)

3. Inyan Udo-Inyang (Akwa Ibom)

4. Okeke Vivian Nwunaku (Anambra)

5. Liman Munir (Bauchi)

6. Ndem Jane Ada (Benue)

7. Mohammed Hassan Hassan (Borno)

8. Martin Nyong Cobham (Cross River)

9. Janet Omoleegho Olisa (Delta)

10. Itegboje S. Sunday (Edo)

11. Olatunde Adesesan (Ekiti)

12. Lilian Ijeukwu Onoh (Enugu)

13. Manaja Tula Isah (Gombe)

14. Ngozi Ukaeje (Imo)

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