Buhari Appoints Mamora, Bugaje, 44 Others As Non- Career Ambassadors-Designate, Says Nomination Reflects Federal Character, Gender Balance

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By Dipo Awojobi – President Muhammadu Buhari has sent the names of 46 persons to the Senate for confirmation as Ambassadors.

The list includes: Usman Bugaje, Yusuf Tugar, Musa Ibeto, Senator Olorunimbe Mamora, Nurudeen Mohammed, Jamila Ahmadu-Suka, Suleiman Hassan, Musa Ibeto and Pauline Talen and 37 others.President Muhammadu Buhari

The President’s letter of nomination was read Thursday at the upper legislative chamber plenary session.

The fresh list of nominees is coming even as the Senate is yet to confirm the 47 career foreign service officers earlier submitted for consideration as Ambassadors by President Buhari.

The Senate had questioned the list earlier submitted on the ground that it did not reflect federal character.

But Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu stated on Thursday that the President has approved the nomination of 46 non-career Ambassadors-designate.

Shehu explained that the President had earlier appointed 47 career Ambassadors-designate, adding that this second batch completes the list of the President’s nominees, reflecting character and gender consideration.”

The list of latest nominees with their States is as follows:

Nurudeen Mohammed (Kwara)

Jamila Ahmadu-Suka (Sokoto)

Suleiman Hassan (Gombe)

Usman Bugaje‎ (Katsina)

Uzoma Emenike (Abia)

Clifford Zirra (Adamawa)

Godwin Umo (Akwa Ibom)

Christopher Okeke (Anambra)

Baba Madugu (Bauchi)

Stanley Diriyai (Bayelsa)

Enyantu Ifenne (Benue)

Mohammed Hayatuddeen (Borno)

Etuborn Asuquo (Cross River)

Francis Efeduma (Delta)

Jonah Odo (Ebonyi)

Uyagwe. Igbe (Edo)

Ayodele Ayodeji (Ekiti)

Chris Eze (Enugu)

Muhammad Dalhatu (Jigawa)

Mohammad Yaro (Kaduna)

Deborah Iliya (Kaduna)

D Abdulkadir (Kano)

Haruna Ungogo (Kano)

Isa Dodo (Katsina)

Tijani Bande (Kebbi)

Y O Aliu (Kogi)

Mohammed Yisa (Kwara)

Modupe Irele (Lagos)

Musa Mohammad (Nasarawa)

Ade Asekun (Ogun)

Sola Iji (Ondo)

Adegboyega Ogunwusi (Osun).

Ashimiyu Olaniyi (Oyo)

Haruna Bawa Abdullahi (Plateau)

Orji Ngofa (Rivers)

Sylvanus Adiewere Nsofor (Rivers)

Kabiru Umar (Sokoto)

Mustapha Jaji (Taraba)

Zanna Bura (Yobe)

Garba Gajam (Zamfara)

Abdullahi Garbasi (Zamfara)

Pauline Tallen (Plateau)

George Oguntade (Lagos)

Olorunibe Mamora (Lagos)

Musa Ibeto (Niger)

 

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