- The names of 42 career ambassadorial nominees have been sent by President Buhari to Senate
- The nominees are expected to be screened and confirmed by the upper legislative chamber
- Ahmad Lawan, the Senate president, read Buhari's letter during the plenary on Tuesday, May 12
President Muhammadu Buhari has sent names of 42 ambassadorial nominees to the Senate for screening and subsequent confirmation.
Legit.ng reports that the president of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, who read the list on Tuesday, May 12, said the nominees are career foreign service officers.
The president said the curricular vitae of the nominees would be forwarded to the Senate, adding that some of the names are Nwachukwu C. A.; A. Kefas; Y S. Suleiman; G.M. Okolo; G.E. Edopa, among others.
Lawan added that the nominees are non-executive directors of the Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation.
"President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan read a letter from President Muhammadu Buhari requesting for the confirmation of the appointment of forty-two non-executive directors of the Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation," the Senate tweeted.
"President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan read a letter from President Muhammadu Buhari requesting the confirmation of Career Ambassadors-Designate," it tweeted.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Buhari on Monday, May 11, approved the appointment of Mohammed Bello Shehu as Secretary of the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC).
Shehu's appointment as secretary of RMAFC would take effect from Tuesday, May 19, and for an initial first term of five years.
The Nigerian leader also approved of Bitrus Chinoko's appointment as the director-general of the Centre for Management Development (CMD), Lagos.
Chinoko until his appointment was in an acting capacity at the CMD.
The president's approval for both appointments was announced in a statement signed and released by Willie Bassey, the director of information in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation on Monday, May 11.
The statement had said: “President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the following new appointments: Mohammad Bello Shehu as Secretary, Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) for the initial first term of five years with effect from 19th March 2020.”
In another report, Buhari approved the appointment of Alwan Ali Hassan as the acting managing director for the Bank of Agriculture and the immediate dissolution of the Interim Management Team.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by Theodore Ogaziechi, the director's information. Buhari's approval in a letter dated Tuesday, May 5, was conveyed to the minister of agriculture and rural development, Muhammad Sabo Nanono.
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