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Buhari urges Senate to confirm new Service Chiefs

NEWSMAN, Abuja – President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday urged the Senate to confirm the new Service Chiefs as ambassadors.

Buhari’s appeal was contained in a letter sent to the Senate and was read by the President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan.

A statement by Lawan’s spokesman, Ezrel Tabiowo said the letter was dated January 27, 2021.

“The Senate has received a formal request from President Muhammadu Buhari for the confirmation of the newly appointed Chief of Defence Staff and Service Chiefs.

“The request which was contained in a letter dated 27th January 2021, was read by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, during plenary on Tuesday,” Tabiowo said.

According to the letter, “In compliance with the provisions of Section 18(1) of the Armed Forces Act. Cap A20 Laws the Federation of Nigeria 2004, I hereby forward for confirmation by the Senate, the appointment of the under listed officer as the Chief of Defence Staff and Services Chiefs of the Armed forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The appointees for confirmation are: Maj. Gen. Lucky Eluonye Onyenuchea lrabor – Chief of Defence Staff; Maj. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru – Chief of Army Staff; Rear Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo – Chief of Naval Staff; and Air Vice Marshal Isiaka O. Amao – Chief of Air staff.

They are to replace the former Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin; Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai; Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ekwe Ibas; and Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar.

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