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Senate Confirms Appointment Of Service Chiefs

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Senate has confirmed the appointment of Chief of Defence Staff and Service Chiefs forwarded to it by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

The President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio who announced the confirmation after about three hours of executive session with the security chiefs said that the nominees answered questions on national security and strategies to tackle insecurity across the country.

The Chief of Defence Staff and Service Chiefs arrived at the National Assembly at around 1. 14 pm. for the screening.

The Senate had earlier suspended relevant rules to allow the Special Adviser to the President on National Assembly Matters ( Senate) , SenatorĀ  Abdullah Gumel to bring them into the Chamber.

Upon arrival in the red chamber, the Service Chiefs were given two minutes each to introduce themselves before the screening exercise went into executive session because of security reasons.

The Service Chiefs who were screened and confirmed are: Maj. Gen. Christopher Musa, Chief of Defence Staff; Maj. Gen. Taoheed Lagbaja, Chief of Army Staff; Rear Admirral Ikechukwu Ogalla, Chief of Naval Staff and AVM Hassan Abubakar, Chief of Air Staff.

President Tinubu had on Tuesday this week, asked the Senate to confirm the appointment of the new Service Chiefs.

James Itodo, Edited By Grace Namiji

Written by: Kevin Nwabueze

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