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Senate & House Confirm Service Chiefs

The National Assembly has today confirmed the appointments of service chiefs for the nation. service chiefs 300x199

After a 5 hr grill, the appointees were cleared by the senate before proceeding to the House of Representatives where they faced the ad-hoc Committee on screening of service chiefs chaired by Rt. Hon. Datti Garba Mohammed. Procedurally, Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume the senate leader moved a motion enabling the appointees to enter the senate chamber with other military top-brass in a closed-door session.

The confirmed services chiefs are Major-General Abayomi Gabriel Olonishakin as Chief of Defence Staff (C D S), Major-General Tukur Buratai as Chief of Army Staff (C O A S); Rear Admiral Ibok-ete Ekwe Ibas as Chief of Naval Staff (C N S), and Air vice Marshal Sadique Abubakar as Chief of Air Staff.

It is recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari had appointed earlier and requested the confirmation of the senate.

Congratulating the new service Chiefs, the Senate President, Olubukola Saraki charged them to justify the confidence reposed in them by the Nigerian people while stamping out corruption in the military particularly with officers’ welfare and procurements. According to him: “The appointment as we all see, is coming at a very crucial time with a lot of challenges, particularly with insurgency in the North-East and some of the other security issues of oil theft. We need to observe also that they were all born in the 60s so there are lots of responsibilities as new generation officers to provide new direction and new leadership to our armed forces. It is very important also that we emphasize the issue of the procurement procedure in the armed forces. It is an area that they must work hard to root out corruption.

At the House of Representatives, the committee charged them to rout the Boko –Haram. Speaking before the executive session, Hon. Dahi Mohammed Said, ‘’ the continued quest for total air surveillance of our air space and securing of our nation’s territorial boundaries with the neighboring countries of Benin, Cameroun, Chad and Niger Delta with the colossal and collateral damage to the country’s revenue earnings, coupled with its socio-economic consequences will be addressed as well as the rampant activities of militancy in the Niger Delta, along with cases of smuggling and piracy on our Water ways which will equally require constant policing to curtail the menace will be raised.

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