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Thursday, 20 October 2016

Buhari names Mamora, Bugaji, others as non career ambassadors

‎President Muhammadu Buhari has sent the names of 46 persons to the senate for confirmation as non-career ambassadors.
L-R; All Progress Congress Presidential Candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari welcomed by APC Chieftian Mr Osit Senator Olurunmibe Mamora, Mr Rotimi Fashiakin and others as General Buhari returned to Nigeria onboard British Airways flight 083 after weeks of working visit to the United Kingdom  t in Abuja.
In the list are Musa Ibeto (former deputy governor of Niger state),  whose nomination as minister in 2015 was withdrawn by the president; Pauline Tallen, former deputy governor of Plateau state, Olorunnimbe Mamora, a former senator from Lagos state, and George Oguntade, a former justice of the supreme court, also from Lagos state.


Other names on the list are  ‎Nurudeen Mohammed (Kwara); Jamila Ahmadu-Suka (Sokoto); Suleiman Hassan (Gombe);  Yusuf Tugar (Bauchi) ; Usman Bugaje‎ (Katsina)‎, Uzoma Emenike (Abia); Clifford Zirra (Adamawa); Godwin Umo (Akwa Ibom); Christopher Okeke (Anambra); Baba Madugu (Bauchi); Stanley Diriyai (Bayelsa); Enyantu Ifenne (Benue); Mohammed Hayatuddeen (Borno); Etuborn Asuquo (Cross River); Francis Efeduma (Delta); Jonah Odo (Ebonyi); Uyagwe. Igbe (Edo); Ayodele Ayodeji (Ekiti); Chris Eze (Enugu); Muhammad Dalhatu (Jigawa); Mohammad Yaro (Kaduna); Deborah Iliya (Kaduna); D Abdulkadir (Kano); Haruna Ungogo (Kano); Isa Dodo (Katsina); Tijani Bande (Kebbi); Y O Aliu (Kogi); Mohammed Yisa (Kwara); Modupe Irele (Lagos); Musa Mohammad (Nasarawa); Ade Asekun (Ogun); Sola Iki (Ondo), and Adegboyega Ogunwusi (Osun).

Also, Ashimiyu Olaniyi (Oyo); Haruna Bawa Abdullahi (Plateau); Orji Ngofa (Rivers) Sylvanus Adiewere Nsofor (Rivers), Kabiru Umar (Sokoto); Mustapha Jaji (Taraba); Zanna Bura (Yobe); Garba Gajam (Zamfara), and Abdullahi Garbasi (Zamfara) are on the list.‎

In June, the president had sent a list of 47 career ambassadors to the senate for confirmation.‎

But their appointment has not been confirmed by the upper legislative chamber.

Although, the ambassadors-designate were screened in July, a controversy over the exclusion of some states from the list stalled the exercise.

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