Senate confirms new Service Chiefs’ appointment

The Senate on has today confirmed the appointment of the new Service Chiefs that were forwarded for screening and confirmation by President Buhari.

The confirmation followed the presentation and consideration of a report of the Senator Aliyu Wamakko-led Senate Joint Committee of Defence, Army, Airforce and Navy.

The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, had last Wednesday referred the request of President Muhammadu Buhari for confirmation of the new service chiefs, to the committee on Defence.

Lawan gave the committee led by Senator Aliyu Wamakko, two weeks to carry out their assignments and report to the Senate in plenary.

Those confirmed are Maj. Gen. Lucky Eluonye lrabor, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS); Maj. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, Chief of Army Staff (COAS); Rear Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo, Chief of Naval Staff (CNS); and Air Vice Marshal Isiaka O. Amao, Chief of Air Staff (CAS).

The Senate challenged the Service Chiefs to do everything in their power to stem the tide of insecurity in the country.

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