Breaking: Senate divided over screening of non-career ambassadors
The Senate was on Tuesday divided over the screening of the country’s non-career ambassadors.
This was despite the fact that the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, had forwarded the list to the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs.
President Muhammadu Buhari had last week sent a list of 46 non-career ambassadors to the Senate for screening and confirmation.
Among those who made the list were Senator Olorunnimbe Mamora and Pauline Tallen.
Tallen however turned down her own nomination.
When the issue was raised during plenary on Tuesday, majority of the senators kicked against the screening and confirmation of the ambassadorial nominees.
It will be recalled that Governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress had shortly after the submission of the list last week met with Buhari to complain about the lopsidedness of the President’s appointees.
The Governors only on Monday submitted a written letter to the President on the issue as he requested.