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Loopholes in Ambassadorial list, Senate summons Onyeama, SGF

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The Senate has resolved to summon the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), to appear before the Senate to explain irregularities in the Ambassadorial List.

At the plenary on Wednesday, Senator Joshua Dariye moved that the Minister of Foreign Affairs be summoned to explain the irregularities surrounding the ambassadorial nominees list.

Senator Sunday Ogbuoji, also speaking noted that ambassadorial nominees list had names of assistant directors on it while directors who are qualified failed to make it.

Adding his voice, Senator Shehu Sani said that many states have complained that they have no representative in the ministerial list.

While the Committee on Foreign Affairs are to look into all the irregularities surrounding the ambassadorial nominees list and report back in one week, the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, concluded by urging the Foreign Affairs Committee to address these issues surrounding the list before the screening can commence.

The 47 ambassadorial nominees list of President Muhammadu Buhari, has been criticised by many Nigerians over its lack of principle of federal character, a major reason the Senate is also summoning Onyeama to explain.

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