Two former journalists with The Guardian, Debo Adesina and Oma Djebah are among 41 non-career people nominated today as ambassadors by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Adeshina, recently retired editor-in-chief of The Guardian, is one of the two ambassadorial nominees from Oyo State. The other Oyo nominee is Ms Folakemi Akinyele.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, who read out the names as contained in the 40-person list submitted to the Senate by the President for confirmation yesterday also named another former staff of The Guardian, Oma Djebah to represent Delta State.
Other nominees are Eng. Umar Suleiman, Mandama (Adamawa) Oboro Emong Akpablo (Akwa Ibom), Chief Elejah Onyeagba (Anambra), Abubakar D. Ibrahim Sryi( Bauchi), Philip K lkumsi (Bayelsa).
Others are Hon. Arzoor Terhemen Paul Oga Adlkwu (Benue) and Ibrahim Al-Hussain (Borno).
President Buhari, in his letter, stated that “in accordance to section 171 (1), (2)(c) and sub-section (4) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended. I have the honour to forward for confirmation by the Senate the underIisted forty-one (41) names of nominees as Non-Career ambassadors-designate.”
He also sought accelerated consideration of the nominees.
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