President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday sent to the Senate 47 names of Nigerians to be screened and confirmed as career diplomats.
The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, who read the letter containing their names on the floor at plenary in Abuja, explained that their Curricula Vitae were attached to the document.
Buhari, in the letter personally signed by him and dated June 6, 2016, requested the Senate, to approve the list at the shortest possible time.
The President said his decision was in accordance with Section 171 (1) (c) subsection 4 of the 1999 Constitution as amended.
He said, “I have the honour to forward the attached list of 47 career foreign service officers as ambassadorial nominees 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.”
The list was made up of only career civil servants in the foreign service as Ambassadors-designate.