The Foreign Affairs Committee of the Senate begins the screening of 47 Ambassadorial nominees following a list sent to the Senate by the President. Chairman of the Committee Monsurat Sumonu congratulating the nominees says the Committee is forced to sacrifice it’s vacation because of the urgency of the need for government to continue working.
She says the list had gone through several scrutinises before a final forty seven are being screened. The Senate had in plenary earlier in the month received the list from President Buhari, but controversies soon arose as some of the members felt their states are not represented. The issue was put to rest after the committee on foreign affairs met with the Minister for Foreign Affairs and that of national planning to explain the discrepancies.
The report considered on the floor of the Senate revealed that some states did not present qualified candidates for Ambassadorial position. The Committee is expected to screen all forty seven over next few days and a confirmation report submitted to the Senate. Questions asked included having some of them singing the National Anthem.