Senate deplores ‘empty’ embassies, gets ambassadorial nominees, others

Wed May 13th, 2020 - Abia

• Orders security chiefs to probe interstate travel breaches

The absence of ambassadors in Nigeria’s embassies attracted the stern condemnation of the Senate yesterday. The lawmakers, who took turns to speak on the issue, sought immediate reversal of the “worrisome development.”Senate President Ahmad Lawan set the ball rolling after reading a letter from President Muhammadu Buhari, urging the upper legislative chamber to confirm 42 career diplomats.

He noted: “As I speak, many Nigerian embassies don’t have ambassadors. This has been going on for a while, and I think we need to confirm these nominees to enable our embassies have substantive ambassadors.”

The candidates comprise C. O Nwachukwu from Abia; A. Kefas (Adamawa); R. U Brown (Akwa Ibom); G. A Odudigbo (Anambra); O. C Onowu (Anambra); Y. S Suleiman (Bauchi); E. S Agbana (Bayelsa); B.B.M Okoyen (Bayelsa); G. M Okoko (Benue); A. M Garba (Borno); M. I Bashir (Borno) and M. O Abam (Cross River).




source: Guardian