Buhari resubmits 82-year-old ambassadorial nominee to Senate again

Posted on Apr 26 2017 - 11:54pm by admin

Leke Baiyewu, Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari has renominated retired Justice Sylvanus Nsofor, 82, whose nomination as a non-profession ambassador was rejected by means of the Senate.


The Senate had on March 23, 2017, dropped two of the forty seven ambassadorial nominees despatched to it by means of the President for legislative confirmation.

Nsofor from Imo State and fifty nine-12 months-previous Mr. Jacob Daodu from Ondo State have been rejected in line with the recommendation of the Senate Committee on international Affairs.

President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki, then again, learn a letter from President Buhari at the plenary on Wednesday, by which he renominated Nsofor and changed the Ondo nominee with Joseph Olusola Iji.

The President also replaced Mr. Suleiman Zana Hassan from Gombe State who was nominated as minister after his ambassadorial nomination had been verified by means of the Senate.

Hassan used to be changed with Commodore Yusuf Jonga Hinna (Retd.).

The Chairman, Senate Committee on foreign Affairs, Senator Monsurat Sunmonu, whereas supplying the file, had mentioned Nsofor was once not rejected as a result of his age but in keeping with his efficiency when he was screened. She added that Daodu’s rejection was once in keeping with a record via the department of State services and products, which disqualified him.

On Nsofor, the committee had seen that, “The nominee has served largely in the teachers and the legal profession, both here in Nigeria and out of the country. even supposing he was calm on the screening, he looked frail and tired. His responses to the issues raised were either no longer answered or devoid of details and principally satirical.”

Sunmonu also cited an instance the place Nsofor used to be requested how he might deal with diplomatic responsibilities at his age and he requested participants of the panel how President Robert Mugabe used to be managing Zimbabwe at his age.

in the meantime, President Buhari, in any other letter to the Senate, sought confirmation for the appointment of five participants for the board of imperative financial institution of Nigeria “in keeping with Sections 6(1)(d) and 10(1) and (2) of the significant bank of Nigeria (institution) Act 2007.”

The nominees are Prof. Ummu Ahmed Jalingo (North-East), Prof. Justitia Odinakachukwu Nnabuko (South-East), Prof. Mike Obadan (South-South), Dr. Abdu Abubakar (North-West) and Adeola Adetunji (South-West).

The President also wrote the Senate one by one to are seeking legislative confirmation for the appointment of Prof. James Momoh as Chairman of national electricity legislation fee.

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