Buhari Drops Two Ambassadorial Nominees, Names Replacements

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has asked that the names of two out of the 41 non-career ambassadorial nominees that he sent to the Senate for confirmation be dropped.

The affected nominees, according to the letter Buhari sent to the President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmad Lawan on Wednesday are, Mr. Oboro Effiong Akpabio (Akwa-Ibom) and Brigadier-General Bwala Yusuf Bukar (rtd) (Borno State.)

To replace them are, Mr. John J. Usanga (Akwa-Ibom State) and Air Commodore Peter Anda Bakiya Gana (Niger State)

“In accordance to Section 171(1)(2)(c) and subsection (4) of the 1999 Constitution as amended, I have the honour to forward for confirmation by the Senate, the appointment of Mr. John J. Usanga and Air Commodore Peter Anda Bakiya Gana (rtd) from Akwa-Ibom and Niger State respectively, as non-career Ambassadors-designate,’’ part of the letter as read during plenary on Wednesday by the Senate President.

“The Senate is kindly requested to recall my earlier submission of Mr. Oboro Effiong Akpabio and Brigadier General Bwala Yusuf Bukar from Akwa-Ibom and Borno State respectively, vide letter dated 17th June 2020, I substitute Mr. Oboro Effiong Akpabio with Mr. John J. Usanga (Akwa-Ibom State). I replace Brigadier General Bwala Yusuf Bukar (Borno State) with Air Commodore Peter Anda Bakiya Gana (Niger State).”

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