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Reps confirm appointment of new service chiefs

Reps confirm appointment of new service chiefs
February 23
17:10 2021

The house of representatives has confirmed the appointment of the new service chiefs.

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President Muhammadu Buhari had announced the appointment of the new service chiefs on January 26.

On February 9, Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house, had read a letter from the president seeking the confirmation of the new service chiefs.

The green chamber confirmed the appointment of the service chiefs at its plenary session on Tuesday.

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The confirmation came after Babajimi Benson, chairman of the house committee on defence, presented a report on their screening.

Benson said the nominees were thoroughly screened and their performance was satisfactory.

The confirmed service chiefs are Lucky Irabor, chief of defence staff; Ibrahim Attahiru, chief of army staff; Awwal Gambo, chief of naval staff; and Isiaka Amao, chief of air staff.

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They are to replace the former service chiefs, who were confirmed as non-career ambassadors by the senate on Tuesday.

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