11 February 2021 by James Itodo
The Senator representing the FCT, Philip Aduda has appealed to the Federal Government to include an indigene of the Federal Capital Territory as a non-career ambassadorial nominee.
Aduda who made the appeal during plenary in Abuja said the FCT deserve a non career ambassador like other States of the federation.
Standing on Order 43 of the Senate’s Standing Rule, Aduda, who is the Minority Whip explained that he had consistently mentioned that before now.
“But when the first list came, FCT was omitted. Second list came up, FCT was omitted. And then we have another opportunity where the FCT is to be represented but the FCT has still been omitted,” he said.
He expressed worry over the matter saying probably there were issues of Federal Character delaying the nomination.
“May be Federal character or something is wrong somewhere. We urge you as our leader and the President that in sharing this thing, please grant us our heart desire which is to have a non-career ambassador for the FCT.
In his remarks, President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan prayed that as the list comes in phases the FCT would be included.
“It’s my believe that the nomination for the non-career ambassadors for the FCT will come in the fifth phase.
“We are appealing to the executive to send the nomination of a non-career ambassadorial nominee for the FCT in the fifth and final phase.