Osinbajo names another Ambassadorial nominee

Adeyinka Asekun

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has added Adeyinka Asekun, a banker, to the list of 46 non-career ambassadorial nominees currently being considered by the Senate.

Senate President Bukola Saraki read Mr. Osinbajo’s letter conveying Mr. Asekun’s name at plenary on Tuesday.

President Muhammadu Buhari, who has been in the United Kingdom on an extended medical vacation since January 19, had on January 12 resubmitted a list of 46 nominees to the Senate, two months after the first one was rejected.

The additional nominee, Mr. Asekun, is the chairman of Wema Bank and graduate of University of Wisconsin.

He also received an MBA from the California State University and had headed retail banking sections at the United Bank for Africa and now defunct Oceanic Bank.

Mr. Asekun hails from Ogun State, Laolu Akande, the spokesperson for Mr. Osinbajo confirmed to PREMIUM TIMES.

Mid-February, the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs chaired by Monsurat Sunmonu (APC-Oyo Central) had screened the earlier nominees.

Also, at the plenary today, Mr. Saraki read another letter from Mr. Osinbajo conveying the nomination of Walter Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria.

The letter was dated February 5.


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  • George

    We can see why every soulless Yorubas are happy when Buhari felt sick and handover to Osinbajo. They were so happy and blaming others when we complains because they want to use short cut to power now they want to bring this their failure kin’s man who couldn’t manage Wema bank with just 16-branches as the country Ambassador too bad but anyway this is their benefit for working for half dead buhari.

    The Northerners saw this coming that is why they fought against having the complete evil man called Tinubu as VP to Buhari then.

    Obj did same to the North by approved half dead Yaudual Musa as their choice now again Tinubu repeated it Northerners must be wondering how the Yorubas over took them in the criminal games

    • KBE

      Who was the direct beneficiaries of Yaradua case you mentioned? Joblessness is a big problem.

      • BURNING SPEAR

        The south south can never be described as the main beneficiaries of the death of late Yara Adua—————-who himself nominated Jonathan to be his VP and not Obasanjo as some are being made to believe by d Yorubas——————-Our crude oil has sustained Nigeria long enough for the South south to have ruled the country for 57 years———Aware the Yorubas have ruled Nigeria for over 12 years——Again—–what did the Yorubas bring to the table apart from their tribal marks and the betrayal of the people of the South south to the Fulanis—?—————————–Unfortunately for us——the cursed spiirit of the Fulanis———-are now running helter skelter under the cover of boko haram—- in search of political partners in the south east———————-Sadly for us the Fulanis from Mali and Niger Republic are a curse to the Nation state of Nigeria——–as they beg the South east and South south for help—SEPARATION IS THE THE WAY OUT NOT THE RULE OF THE YORUBAS VIA OSIBANJO

  • Adekunle

    President Osinbanjo should sack all Igbo appointees. Immediately

  • BURNING SPEAR

    THE YORUBAS HAVE STARTED PLAYING THEIR DIRTY REGIONAL BLAME GAME——-AGAIN—————-
    The south south can never be described as the main beneficiaries of the death of late Yara Adua—-SINCE OUR FALG FREEDOM IN 1960———–Aware-it was Yara Adua—who himself nominated Jonathan to be his VP and not Obasanjo or a team of Yoruba babalawos as was d case of Buhari—in éagos—Sacary that some are being made to believe by d Yorubas——that it was Obj who hand picked Jonathan fior the post of VP——BESIDES————Our crude oil has sustained Nigeria long enough for the South south to have ruled the country for 57 years———Aware the Yorubas have ruled Nigeria for over 12 years——Again—–what did the Yorubas bring to the table apart from their tribal marks and the betrayal of the people of the South south to the Fulanis–in 2015-?—————————–Unfortunately for us——the cursed spirit of the Fulanis———-are now running helter skelter under the cover of boko haram—-to search 4 political partners in the south east———————-Sadly for us the Fulanis from Mali and Niger Republic in Aso Rock—are a curse to the Nation state of Nigeria——–as they foolishly beg the South east and South south for help–dem install another Fulani in Abuja-SEPARATION IS THE THE WAY OUT NOT THE RULE OF THE YORUBAS VIA OSIBANJO AGAIN