President Buhari appoints Yahaya Lawal from Katsina as ambassador-designate
President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Yahaya Lawal from Katsina, 40 others as non-career ambassadors-designate for confirmation by the Senate.
He also nominated Suleiman Sani (FCT) as a career ambassador-designate.
This comes about three weeks after the Senate confirmed 42 career ambassadors-designate nominated by the president.
He forwarded the names of the nominees to the Senate, seeking confirmation of their appointments “in accordance to section 171(2)(1c) and Subsection 4 of the 1999 Constitution.
His letter was read out by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, at the start of plenary on Wednesday.
Others appointed by the President are Umar Suleiman (Adamawa), Kevin Peter (Adamawa) and Oboro Efliong Akpablo (Akwa Ibom) among others.