President Muhammadu Buhari has sent the names of 46 nominees to the Senate as ambassadors. Some of the names were mentioned by the Senate President Bukola Saraki on the senate floor on Thursday. Among the nominees are Pauline Tallen, Olorunibe Mamora and Musa Ibeto who was formerly nominated minister before his nomination was withdrawn in 2015. Also nominated Yusuf Tugar, Usman Bugaje, Suleiman Hassan, Nurudeen Mohammed, and Jamila Ahmadu-Suka. Mr. Mamora, a former speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, was also a member of the Senate. He is an ally of ex-Lagos Governor Bola Tinubu.
Ms. Tallen is a former Plateau State deputy governor while Mr. Ibeto is a former Niger State deputy governor.
Buhari had earlier on June 9 sent a list of 47 new career ambassadors to the Senate for confirmation.
That list included Obinna Chukwuemeka, Salisu Umoru,Iyang Udoh Iyang, Okeke Vivian Nwanaku, Liman Munir, Edem Jane Ada, Mohammed Hassan Hassan, Martin Young Cobham, Janet Molegbo Olisah, Itegbuoye Sunday, Olatunde Adesesan, Lilian Ijekwu, Onu Manaja, and Tulahi Isa.
Also on the list were Ngozi Ukeje, Bello Kazaure Husseini, Enoch Pierre Ducci, Garba Baba, Usman Bakori Aliyu, Umar Zainab Salisu, Momoh Seidu Omeiza, Kadiri Audu, Balogun Hakeem, Nosa Ahmed, Ibrahim Isa, Bankole Adegboyega Adeoye, Ibidapo Obe Oluwasegun, Ogundaro Sakirat, Eric A. Belgam, and Ateru Haliru.
The remaining nominees were Ramota Bulima, Musa Mamman, Kabiru Bala, Adamu Shuaibu, D. A Agiv, T.K Gonglong, Ibrahim Hamza, K.C Nwachukwu, Q.R Wolu, E.K Oguntuwase, A.I Paragauda, L.A Gasharga, Olufemi Abikoye, Abubakar Ibrahim, Rabiu Kawu, Odeka Janet Bisong and Adekunbi Habeebat.