Buhari Submits names of 47 potential Ambassadors to Senate for Confirmation


President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a list of 47 new ambassadors to the Nigerian Senate for confirmation.

This was announced by the president of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, during the sitting of the upper legislative chamber on Thursday, June 9, 2016.

Saraki read a letter from Buhari containing the list but names of the nominees are yet to be made public.

Nigeria has had no ambassadors to UK, Germany, USA, China, U.N., Spain, Russia and France after previous envoys were removed by Buhari after taking office in May 2015.

The nominees are to be screened by the Senate before their deployment to the country’s foreign embassies.


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