The Senate has called on the Federal Government to select more nominees to replace those that did not qualify and dropped afterwards by the Foreign Affairs Ministry. This follows the consideration of the report of the Committee on Foreign Affairs regarding the selection of nominees for Ambassadorial appointment. The Committee had received several reports that the selections were not evenly distributed.
Complaints arose on the day the motion was moved to deliberate on the list of forty seven nominees for Ambassadorial appointment with some Senators feeling that their state were not represented. The Committee in an attempt to find out why met with the Minister for Foreign Affairs to explain the discrepancy. The findings are contained in the report presented by the Committee.
Commending the Committee’s efforts, some of the member says they, before now had no idea of the inadequacies of some the nominees from their states and that the percentage of women representation is too low.