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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Senate confirms Ojukwu’s widow, Bianca, as ambassador


The
Nigerian
Senate
has
confirmed the nomination of Mrs.
Bianca Ojukwu as an ambassador.

Bianca Ojukwu, a former beauty queen,
was the wife of the late Biafran
warlord, Ikemba Nnewi, Chukwuemeka
Odumegwu- Ojukwu.

Her confirmation followed the
consideration of the report of the
Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs
following which her nomination was
unanimously approved by the senators.

President Jonathan nominated Bianca as
an ambassador along with 87 others
but was unable to attend the screening
with other nominees following the
death of her husband on November 10,
2011.

The Senator Matthew Nwagwu (PDP-
Imo) led committee on Foreign Affairs
eventually screened her on April 25 and
recommended that she be confirmed as
an ambassador.

Senate President David Mark in a brief
remark said he was convinced that
Ojukwu would represent the country
well.

“I believe she will represent us very
well; I also congratulate the women
because that makes up for their 35 per
cent affirmation action and even more.”

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