Shakirat Ogundero from Oyo State was able to name two out of three presidential candidates in the 2015 election – Goodluck Jonathan and Muhammadu Buhari.
Baba Garba, while reciting the pledge, skipped the “to serve Nigeria with all my strength” line, he returned to it and skipped “to defend her unity” again.
Janet Bisong from Delta State, while apologising for not being able to state the number of local government areas in her state, was interrupted by one of the panelists, Senator James Manager, who is from Delta, saying, “You know it; it’s 25.”
Instead of singing “Peace and unity” in the last line of the first stanza of the national anthem, Okeke, one of the 47 ambassadorial nominees, sang “Peace and integrity”.
Also, when Monsurat Sunmonu, Chairman, Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs asked Isah, who is currently serving in Turkey to recite the National pledge, he failed to do so. While reciting the pledge, he replaced “… Her honour and glory” with “Her honour and integrity” in the second to the last line of the national pledge.
However, James Manager, a member of the committee, intervened and corrected the nominees.