The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has requested the approval of the Senate for the confirmation of a former minister during the Goodluck Jonathan administration, Mr. Ademola Seriki, and 41 other ambassadorial nominees.
Seriki served in the former president Jonathan’s administration as the minister of state for Defence.
While one of the nominees from the Federal Capital Territory was appointed as career ambassador, the rest were non-ambassadorial nominees.
Some of the non-career ones are two journalists, Messrs Debo Adesina (Oyo) and Oma Djebah (Delta)
The list also included Dare Awoniyi (Kogi), who is the son of the late Sunday Awoniyi, former Chairman of the Arewa Consultative Forum.
A careful observation of the list indicated that three states, (Kwara, Kano, Oyo) have three nominees each while three others, (Borno, Benue, Adamawa), got two slots each.
Twenty states had one slot each while four states had no nominee.
The full list is as follows, Umar Suleiman (Adamawa); L.S. Mandama (Adamawa); Oboro Effiong Akpabio (Akwa Ibom); Chief Elejah Onyeagba (Anambra); Abubakar D. Ibrahim Siyi (Bauchi); Philip K. Ikurusi (Bayelsa); Tarzcor Terhemen (Benue); Paul Oga Adikwu (Benue); Al-Bishir Ibrahim Al-Hussain (Borno); Brig Gen. Bwala Yusuf Bukar (Borno); Prof. Monique Ekpong (Cross River); Oma Djebah (Delta); Ominyi N. Eze, Ebonyi (Ebonyi); Yamah Mohammed Musa (Edo); Maj. Gen. C. O. Ugwu (Enugu); and Dr. Hajara I. Salim (Gombe).