Senate committee concludes screening of 47 ambassadorial nominees




Abuja –  The Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs on Thursday concluded the screening of all 47 ambassadorial nominees.

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The screening, which lasted for three days, took place at the National Assembly in Abuja.

The Chairman of the committee, Sen. Monsurat Sunmonu, commended members of the committee and the media for their efforts in ensuring the success of the exercise.

“We give Glory to God that 47 people have been screened. The exercise was started on Tuesday.

“On behalf of the Senate being led by our Senate President, Bukola Saraki, I will like to express my gratitude to my colleagues for sacrificing their time.

“They laid petitions last week and discussed the petition and agreed to screen the 47 nominees.

“This is a big sacrifice. We decided to cancel everything and put national interest first,” she said.

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday June 9, sent a list of 47 ambassadorial nominees to the Senate for its consideration and confirmation.

The nomination was, however, trailed with controversies, as some people alleged that it was lopsided, as Bayelsa, Ebon

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