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Senate directs panels to screen new service chiefs, ambassadorial nominees

The request of the President, Major General, Muhammadu Buhari, (retd.), for the confirmation of new service chiefs has been referred to the joint committees on Army, Navy, and Air force for necessary screening by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan.

Senate president issued them two weeks to carry out their assignments and report to Senate in plenary.

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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