The Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs has begun the screening of Ambassadorial Nominees forwarded to the Senate by President Muhammadu Buhari. There was however drama as two of the nominees who appeared the Senator Monsurat Sunmonu led Committee on Foreign Affairs failed to recite properly stanzas of the National Anthem and the pledge.
One of the Ambassadorial nominees, Vivian Okeke from Anambra State faulted when she was asked to sing the National Assembly.
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During her screening, Mrs Okeke was asked by Monsurat Summonu, the chairman of the committee to sing the National Assembly. Mrs Okeke during the recital mumbled the last stanza of the National Anthem but was aided by a member of the Committee, Senator James Manager.
The last stanza reads,” to serve with heart and might, one nation bound in freedom, peace and unity”, just as she removed heart and might and ended with freedom, peace and unity.
She was the first nominee to be screened out of the 47 ambassadorial nominees. However, the nominee said that the three major changes that should be made must be in the area of fighting corruption, insurgency and diversification of the economy.