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Drama as Senate screens 82-year-old ambassadorial nominee

Leke Baiyewu, Abuja

The Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, on Wednesday, screened an 82-year-old non-career ambassadorial nominee, Justice Sylvanus Nsofor (retd.), who refused to recite the National Anthem when he was asked to do so.

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

The nominee was asked series of questions, which he responded to.

The lawmaker representing Lagos East Senatorial District, Senator Gbenga Ashafa (APC Lagos East), specifically, asked Nsofor to recite the anthem.

The nominee, however, decline 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.

Nsofor was born onMarch 17, 1935, in Oguta, Imo State.

He was a Judge of the High Court of Nigeria,Justice of the Court of Appeal, and Lecturer in Law at the Holborn College of Law in London.

-Punch

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