Senate Confirms Appointment Of Service Chiefs
The Senate has confirmed the appointment of the newly appointed Service Chiefs.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, gave the committee on defence, led by Senator Aliyu Wamakko, two weeks to carry out their assignments and report to the Senate in plenary.
The Senate confirmed their appointments both at the committee of the whole and at plenary on Tuesday following the Wamakko report’s consideration.
After confirmation, Lawan tasked the new service chiefs to take the war to the bandits and insurgents and dislodge them in their strongholds.
He reminded them to be conscious of the fact that Nigerians expect a lot from them to address the security problems confronting the country.
The new service chiefs are: Maj. Gen. Lucky Eluonye Onyenuchea lrabor as Chief of Defence Staff; Maj. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru (Chief of Army Staff); Rear Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo, (Chief of Naval Staff); and Air Vice Marshal Isiaka O. Amao as Chief of Air staff.
They replaced the former Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin; Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai; Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ekwe Ibas; and Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar.