Seven weeks ​after the Senate rejected the nomination of 82-year-old non-career ambassadorial nominee from Imo State, Justice Sylvanus Nsofor (retd), President Muhammadu Buhari, ​Wednesday​, re-submitted his name for screening and confirmatio​n.

​​Justice Nsofor​, born on March 17, 1935,‎ in Oguta, Imo State​ ​was earlier​ presented to the Senate alongside 46 others​‎ but ​the Senate ​rejected him.

Nsofor​ had on March 1 appeared before the Senate. During questioning, Nsofor refused to recite the National Anthem.“Why should I do so”, he had queried the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs. ​His refusal​ shocked members of the committee.

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

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