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Ambassadorial Nominee Fails National Anthem During Screening

An ambassadorial nominee has faltered while singing the national anthem.
She was the first nominee to be screened out of the 47 ambassadorial nominees One of the Ambassadorial nominees, Vivian Okeke faltered when she was asked to sing the national anthem before the people assembled. Vivian Okeke, who is the Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs, was present at the 240th anniversary of U.S. independence celebration held in Lagos on Thursday, June 30, 2016.

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She can be seen in the middle. During her screening by the Senate committee of foreign affairs, Mrs Okeke was asked by Monsurat Summonu, the chairman of the committee to sing the National Assembly. Mrs Okeke during the recital could not recite the last stanza of the National Anthem but was aided by Senator James Manager, a member of the committee. 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 should include fighting corruption, insurgency and diversification of the economy. She also said that returns should be received when the country puts in effort. Mrs Okeke however said the country should look into the area of financing and salary payments.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, June 9, released the list of Ambassadorial nominees. This was contained in a letter sent to Senate president Bukola Saraki. This was disclosed after Saraki read out the list of the 47 ambassadors on the floor of the Senate.

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