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82-year-old ambassadorial nominee refuses to recite national anthem during screening



NASSThere was mild drama at the Upper legislative chamber on Wednesday, March 1, when an 82-year-old non-career ambassadorial nominee, Justice Sylvanus Nsofor (rtd.), refused to recite the National Anthem.

The Punch reports that the refusal by the nominee to recite the anthem had shocked members of the committee.

Nsofor is one of the 46 on the ‘reviewed list’ for whom President Muhammadu Buhari was seeking legislative approval for their appointment.

The 82-year-old nominee was asked series of questions, which he responded to, but when Senator Gbenga Ashafa asked Nsofor to recite the anthem he declined to recite it, asking the lawmakers why he should do so.

Nsofor, after engaging the lawmakers in arguments, was eventually asked to take a bow and leave the venue.

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