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Buhari Wants NASS To Confirm Service-chiefs

The Senate and the House of Representatives on Tuesday announced the receipt of a letter from President Muhammadu Buhari, requesting the confirmation of Service Chiefs, recently appointed by him.

President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, read the letter at plenary as the Red Chamber resumed after five-week recess.
Mr. Saraki said the letter for confirmation of the appointments was in accordance with the provisions of Section18 (1) of the Armed Forces Act, 2004.

At the house, the speaker, Yakubu Dogara, appointed a committee to screen the service chiefs.

The president on July 13 announced the appointment of news service chiefs for the nation’s armed forces.
They are Maj-Gen. Abayomi Olonishakin, Chief of Defence Staff; Maj-Gen. Tukur Buratai, Chief of Army Staff; Rear Adm. Ibok-Ete Ibas, Chief of Naval Staff.

Air Vice-Marshal Sadique Abubakar is new Chief of Air Staff, while Air Vice-Marchal Monday Morgan is Chief of Defence Intelligence.
The president also appointed retired Maj-Gen. Babagana Monguno as National Security Adviser.