The refusal by the nominee to recite the anthem had shocked members of the committee.
The nominee is one of the 46 on the ‘reviewed list’ for whom President Muhammadu Buhari was seeking legislative approval for their appointment.
The nominee was asked series of questions, which he responded to.
The lawmaker representing Lagos East Senatorial District, Senator Gbenga Ashafa (APC Lagos East), specifically, asked Nsofor to recite the anthem.
The nominee, however, declined to recite it, asking the lawmakers why he should do so.
Nsofor, after engaging the lawmakers in arguments, was eventually asked to take a bow and leave the venue.
Nsofor was born on March 17, 1935, in Oguta, Imo State.
He 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.