The Upper Chamber of the National Assembly on Tuesday confirmed the appointment of 47 Career Ambassador Nominees.
Submitting the report on the floor of the Senate, the committee Chairman on Foreign Affairs, Senator Monsurat Sunmonu admitted that four nominees could not recite the Anthem and National Pledge, but the committee overlooked it when those concerned pleaded and also promised that they would improve on it, when appointed.
The decision of the committee to screen and all recommend 47 names on the list, despite their shortcomings, did not go down well with some Senators who could not withhold their dissatisfaction.
Senator Peter Nwaoboshi (Delta North) queried the committee for screening and recommending the 47 nominees, despite their shortcomings during the screening exercise.
“Why did the committee recommend everybody on the list,” Nwaoboshi probed.
The Senate Leader, Ali Ndume, Deputy Minority Leader, Bala Ibn Na’allah and Senator James Manager (Delta South) however saved the day by convincing the Senate to confirm the nomination of the 47 career Ambassadors, saying that anxieties may have been responsible for their failure to recite the Anthem.