President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday announced Okaka-born journalist, Debo Adesina and 40 others as non-career and one career ambassadors.
The President has requested the Senate to screen and confirm them for appointment.
Buhari’s letter of request was read on the floor at plenary by the Senate President Ahmad Lawan.
In 2017, Adesina eyed Oyo State’s No 1 job. The Okaka-born journalist in Itesiwaju Local Government Area of Oyo State was the Editor-in-Chief of The Guardian.
He studied Mass Communication at University of Lagos. He also studied at Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Boston, USA.
He became Editor of African Guardian magazine at age 27 in 1993, becoming the youngest man to be appointed editor of a major publication in Nigeria at that time. He went on to become Deputy Editor of The Guardian (Daily) and pioneer Editor of The Guardian on Saturday, a weekly, renowned then as Nigerian journalism’s main event.
He was appointed substantive Editor of the flagship, The Guardian, in 1999, a position he held for more than 12 years.
Among the nominees included Exco-Minister of State for Defence, Ademola Seriki (Lagos) and Mr. Dare Sunday Awoniyi (Kogi).