SENATE CONFIRMS NOMINATION OF PAST SERVICE CHIEFS AS NON-CAREER AMBASSADORS
Reports indicate that the Nigerian Senate on Tuesday confirmed the nomination of the immediate past service chiefs as non-career ambassadors.
Recall, on February 4, President Buhari had nominated the immediate past service chiefs of the nation as non-career ambassadors.
This was announced by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity.
The ex Service Chiefs include; former Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin, the former Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, and the former Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas.
Others are former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, and the former Chief of Defence Intelligence, Air Vice Marshal Mohammed Usman.
The Senate Minority Leader, Senator Enyinaya Abaribe, had questioned the nomination and confirmation of the ex-service Chiefs.
Senator Abaribe also questioned why the petitions against the former service chiefs were dismissed without explanations.
Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, however noted that the former Service Chiefs have served the country to the best of their abilities and urged them to utilise their experiences as much as possible in their new roles.