There was a little drama at the ambassadorial screening as a nominee, Alhaji Ibrahim Bida, from Niger state, currently serving in Turkey shockingly failed to recite the Nigeria National anthem.
Bida, one of the 47 nominees, was asked to recite the national anthem by the Chairman, Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs but began to mix the words up after he had been stammering while introducing himself.
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 blue print, 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.