Alasoadura wants Ondo nominee on ambassadorial list
Chances of Ondo State to get its slot in the ambassadorial list sent by President Muhammadu Buhari for confirmation by Senate as Diplomats have been brightened.
Exploring the Personal Explanation Order 43 of the Senate Rule during plenary, the Senator representing Ondo Central Senatorial District, Senator Omotayo Alasoadura, observed with dismay the non-inclusion of any nominee from Ondo State in the list of nominees before the Senate .
Alasoadura, who wondered why the name of at least one Ondo State career diplomat in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was not included in the nomination despite the fact that several of them are qualified, passionately pleaded that the Senate redress the omission which did not conform with the provisions of the Federal Character.
Senate President Bukola Saraki had on Thursday read at plenary the names of 47 Ambassadorial nominees for screening and confirmation from President Buhari.
The list was brought to the Senate by Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang.
Prominent citizens of Ondo State had wondered why the State had no nominee on the Ambassadorial list, a development which prompted Alasoadura to request the Senate to intervene so that his state will not be short-changed.