An ambassadorial nominee, Alhaji
Ibrahim Bida, from Niger state currently
serving in Turkey shockingly failed to
recite the Nigeria National anthem when
asked to do so by the Chairman, Senate
Committee on Foreign Affairs.
Ibrahim, who is among the 47
ambassadorial nominees currently being
screened, began stammering having
introduced himself successfully and on
getting to singing the pledge, it became
difficult for him as he began to mix up
the wordings.
The entire 8-man Committee including its
Chairman, Senator Munsirat Sunmonu
burst into laughter, until James Manager
intervened in completing the anthem.
Pressed further on his knowledge of
foreign economic blueprint, the nominee
explained succinctly how China got their
economic prosperity right because their
President as at the time of their recession
decided to shut its doors against import
from other nations and was busy
rebuilding China through domestic policy
approach.
The nominee also stressed that if Nigeria
could configure its foreign policies with
the interest of benefiting from resources
abroad, it would help the situation
immensely.

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