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President Buhari appoints 12 people to address the imbalance (see list)

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Presidential spokesman Femi Adesina said in a statement on Thursday, July 2, that these appointments were made after recent complaints that some States were not captured earlier by the appointment of 41 non-career ambassadors.

Adesina said that the appointments of 12 non-career ambassadors were resumed based on performance evaluations.

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He said the President would still decide whether they would remain in their current positions.

The ambassadors whose appointments have been resumed are:

1. Mrs Uzoma E. Emenike (Abia)

2. Yusuf M. Tuggar (Bauchi)

3. Muhammad B. Madugu (Bauchi)

4. Amb. Baba Ahmad Jidda (Borno)

5. Uyigue O. Oghogho (Edo)

6. Dr. Eniola Ajayi (Ekiti)

7. Deborah S. Iliya (Kaduna)

8. Mohammed D. Rimi (Katsina)

9. Prof. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande (Kebbi)

10. Dr Modupe E. Irele (Lagos)

11. Adeyinka Asekun (Ogun)

12. Sen. Goni Modu Zanna Bura (Yobe)

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari approved the indefinite suspension of the managing Director/chief Executive officer of the Nigerian Social Security Trust Fund (NSITF) Adebayo Somefun.

The nation reported that the President also approved the removal of four Agency Directors.

The audience was informed that they are Executive Director of Finance and investment Jasper Ikedi Azuatalam, Executive Director of operations Olukemi Nelson and Executive Director of administration Alhaji Tijani Darazo Suleiman.

Their suspension was announced in a statement issued by the Deputy Director of press and public relations, Charles Akpan, on Thursday, July 2, in the capital, Abuja.

In another report, the Secretary-General of the Federation, along with the National Bureau of statistics (NBS), was asked to provide data and shed more light on the national school nutrition program.

The scheme, which has been in existence for some time, was initiated by President Muhammadu Buhari-led by the Federal government, the Daily Trust reports.

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The study was conducted by the House Committee on public accounts on Wednesday, July 1.

Claiming that the data used for this initiative is not verifiable, the Committee, headed by Wole Oke, called on the NBS to provide data on the number of students and other beneficiaries of the nutrition system.

In addition, the Oke requested certification of food suppliers for the school nutrition program and confirmation of their compliance with the law on public procurement to ensure the safety of students ‘ lives.

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AJAYI Temitope Samuel, A blogger by profession for the past 5 years. He studied Political Science at the Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, Contact: +2348137451665 Twitter: @iamtemitopesam,
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