The Senate has on Thursday approved the nomination of 45 non-career ambassadors.
The Senate rejected two nominees: Sylvanus Nsofor of Imo State and Jacob Daodu of Ondo State.
According to the Senate, Jacob Igbekele Daodu was rejected because there is an adverse report on his suitability for appointment as Ambassador, calling him “deceitful” and hinting that he had “indulged in corrupt practices” during his time as chairman of road construction.
Mr. Nsofor was rejected based on the Committee on Foreign Affairs’ report. Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs disclosed that Nsofor’s response to issues raised were either not answered or devoid of details and most satirical.
However, those confirmed by Senate were Uzoma Emenike (Abia), Aminu Lawal (Adamawa), Godwin Umoh (Akwa Ibom), Christopher Okeke (Anambra), Yusuf Maitama (Bauchi), Baba Maigudu (Bauchi), Stanley Douye (Bayelsa) Stephen Uba (Benue) Baba Ahmed Gida (Borno) Utobong Asuquo (Cross River), Frank Ofegina (Delta) Joda Udoh (Ebonyi), Yagwe Ede (Edo), Eniola Ajayi (Ekiti), Chris Eze (Enugu), Sulieman Hassan (Gombe), Aminu Dalhatu (Jigawa) and Ahmed Bamilli (Kaduna).
Other are Deborah Yahaya (Kaduna), D. Abdulkadir (Kano), Haruna Arungungu (Kano), Musa Udo (Katsina), Mohammed Rimi (Katsina), Tijani Bande (Kebbi), Y. Aliu (Kogi) Nurudeen Mohammed (Kwara), Mohammed Isa (Kwara), Adesola Omotade (Lagos), Modupe Remi (Lagos), Musa Mohammed (Nasarawa), Ahmed Ibeto (Niger), Susan Aderonke Folarin (Ogun), Afolayon Adeyemi (Osun), A. Olaniyi (Oyo), James Dmika (Plateau), Haruna Abdullahi (Plateau), Orji Ngofa (Rivers), Sahibi Isa Dada (Sokoto), Kabir Umar (Sokoto) Jika Ado (Taraba), Goni Zana (Yobe), Garba T. (Zamfara) Bala Mohammad (Zamfara) and Ibrahim Dada (FCT).