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Senate endorses appointment of Service Chiefs

04 August 2015, 20:31

Abuja - ­The Senate has confirmed the appointment of Service Chiefs President Muhammadu Buhari recently nominated.

These are Major General Abayomi Olonisakin( Chief of Defence Staff), Major General Tukur Buratai (Chief of Army Staff), Rear Admiral Ibok Ibas (Chief of Naval Staff) and Air Vice Marshal Sadique Abubakar as Chief of Air Staff.

The service chief appointment was confirmed after the nominees were grilled for almost four hours at the close door session by the Senate.

Also read: Senate to screen Service Chiefs on Thursday

Senate leader, Ali Ndume, in motion, asked the Senate to resolve into committee of whole and close door section to consider and approve the request of Buhari for the confirmation of the service chiefs.

Reporting the progress of the closed door session, Senate President, Bukola Saraki, said the nominees answered a set of questions from the Senators. 

When he put the confirmation of the service chiefs into voting, senators unanimously approved the appointments. 

The Senate President congratulated the service chiefs on the confirmation of their appointment. He said the appointment was base on merit.

It is clear that the appointment is based on merit. Their confirmation is the beginning of the reformation in the Arm Forces, Saraki said.

He added that the Senate looks forward to give the service chiefs the necessary supports especially in the area of fight against terrorism and oil theft in the country. 

- CAJ News


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