Power failure blots Screening of Ambassadorial nominees
Power failure at the Senate’s New Building on Tuesday marred the screening of the non-career ambassadorial nominees for whom President Muhammadu Buhari is seeking legislative approval.
Power went off at exactly 12:13pm and the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, which is conducting the exercise for the 46 nominees, had to continue with the screening in darkness after light could not be restored.
The exercise is being coordinated by the Chairman of the Committee, Senator Monsurat Sunmonu; and the Vice-Chairman, Senator Shehu Sani.
The Senate had on November 15, 2016, rejected the first version of the list after receiving over 250 petitions against the nominees.
President Buhari had on January 12, 2017, sent a revised list of 46 non-career ambassadorial nominees to the senate for confirmation.