Senate confirms Ambassadorial nominees amid controversy over failure to recite National Anthem

Senators of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, on Tuesday took turn to lambaste some nominees for career Ambassadors who could not recite the Nigerian Anthem and National Pledge during their screen recently.

DAILY POST recalls that 4 out of the 47 nominees who attended Senate screening in August this year fumbled when the committee asked them to recite the National Anthem.

Submitting the report on the floor of the Senate, the committee Chairman on Foreign Affairs, Senator Monsurat Sunmonu admitted that four nominees could not recite the Anthem and National Pledge, but the committee overlooked it when those concerned pleaded and also promised that they would improve on it, when appointed.

The decision of the committee to screen and all recommend 47 names on the list, despite their shortcomings, did not go down well with some Senators who could not withhold their dissatisfaction.

Senator Peter Nwaoboshi (Delta North) queried the committee for screening and recommending the 47 nominees, despite their shortcomings during the screening exercise.

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