An Ambassadorial designate, Mrs. Ijioma Bristol, yesterday failed to recite both the national anthem and pledge before the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs. Mrs. Bristol, wife of Nigerian Ambassador to France, who was screened yesterday as one of the 25 career ambassadorial nominees by the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs could not recite the first stanza of the national anthem.
Mrs. Bristol, who hails from Anambra State, was asked three times to recite the first stanza of the national anthem, but she failed on all occasions. She also failed to name the capital of Jigawa State when asked by the committee.
Chairman of the Committee, Senator Jibril Aminu, in reaction to her failure recommended that she be sent to do a crash programme on national anthem.