- Nigeria will soon have confirmed service chiefs as lawmakers commence screening
- Those being screened include Major-General Lucky E.O Irabor, Major-General Ibrahim Attahiru among others
- They were nominated following the resignation of the former service chiefs in January
Following President Muhammadu Buhari's nomination, the House of Representatives has commenced screening for the newly appointed service chiefs.
According to Hon. Babajimi Benson, the House will give the service chiefs all the required support to succeed in their assignments, if confirmed.
Benson, chairman of the committee on defence and chairman of the ad-hoc committee screening the service chiefs, said the exercise is backed by law.
According to The Nation, this is the first time the House of Representatives is conducting the screening of service chiefs.
Here is the list of those who will be screened.
1. Chief of Defence Staff, Major-General Lucky E.O Irabor
2. Chief of Army Staff Major-General Ibrahim Attahiru
3. Chief of Naval Staff Rear Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo
4. Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal Ishiaka Oladayo Amao.
The president in a letter to the Senate president, Ahmad Lawan, also requested the confirmation of the appointment of the commissioner, Nigerian Law Reform Commission, the commissioner of the Federal Civil Service Commission among others.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the head of the department of mass communication at the Kwararafa University, Wukari, Taraba state, Dr Thomas Uzah, on Tuesday, February 16, said that the immediate past service chiefs will make the African continent proud as non-career ambassadors.
Uzah while speaking at a media parley attended by Legit.ng said Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai (retired) and other former service chiefs who have been nominated as ambassadors by President Buhari are on a step towards addressing the security challenges in Nigeria.
The university don said the nomination of the past military chiefs by the president would galvanize them towards utilizing their wealth of experience in service to the country over the years.
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