Tuesday, 7 February 2017

The screening of the 46 non-career ambassadorial nominees submitted the President

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The Senate has begun the screening of 46 non-career ambassadorial nominees submitted to it by the President.
The Chairperson, Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Senator Monsurat Sunmonu, disclosed this in Abuja today, adding that the screening was in line with section 171, Subsection 4 of the 1999 Constitution.
According to him, the Senate would ensure that it selected and confirmed the best nominees that would represent Nigeria in the international arena to enable it, compete favourably with other nations.
Mr. Sunmonu who said that the committee would carry out a thorough job to ensure that good hands were deployed at the end of the exercise, also used the opportunity to notify Nigerians of the reported cases of the inaccessibility and preferential treatments of citizens by some Nigerian Envoys.
It would be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari had on the 12th of January, re-submitted a list of 46 non-career ambassadorial nominees to the Senate for confirmation.


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