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Omololu Ogunmade in Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday sent a list of 47 ambassadorial nominees to the Senate for prompt confirmation. The president, in a letter addressed to Senate President Bukola Saraki, prayed the senators to treat the request with dispatch. According to the letter, the list is made up of only career civil servants in the Foreign Affairs Ministry. The nominees include: Obinna Chukwuemeka, Salisu Umoru, Iyang Udoh, Okeke Vivian, Liman Munir, Edem Jane, Mohammed Hassan, Martin Cobham, Janet Molegbo, Itegbuoye Sunday, Olatunde Adesesan and Lilian Onu. Others are: Manaja Isa, Ngozi Ukeje, Bello Husseini, Enoch Ducci, Garba Baba, Usman Aliyu, Umar Salisu, Momoh Omeiza, Kadiri Audu, Balogun Hakeem, Nosa Ahmed, Ibrahim Isa, Bankole Adeoye and Ibidapo Obe. Also on the list are: Ogundaro Sakirat, Eric Belgam, Ateru Haliru, Ramota Bulima, Musa Mamman, Kabiru Bala, Adamu Shuaibu, D. A Agiv, T.K Gonglong, Ibrahim Hamza, K.C Nwachukwu and Q.R Wolu. The list also included: E.K Oguntuwase, A.I Paragauda, L.A Gasharga, Olufemi Abikoye, Abubakar Ibrahim, Rabiu Kawu, Janet Bisong and Adekunbi Habeebat. The letter read: “I have the honour to forward the attached list of 47 career foreign service officers as ambassador designates for consideration and confirmation by the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. “Copies of their curriculum vitae are attached: It is my hope that this would receive the usual prompt attention of the distinguished members of the senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” it read.