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President Buhari Nominates Ex-Sevice Chiefs for Ambassadorial Role

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The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has forwarded the names of the immediate past Service Chiefs to the Senate for consideration for the positions of non-career Ambassadors-Designate.

In a letter addressed to the Senate President, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, the President said: “In accordance with section 171 (1), (2) (c) & sub-section (4) of 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended, I have the honour to forward for confirmation by the Senate, the under-listed five (5) names of nominees as Non-Career Ambassadors-Designate.”

The nominees are: former Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin; former Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai; former Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ekwe Ibas; former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar and former Chief of Defence Intelligence, Air Vice Marshal Mohammed S. Usman (Rtd).

The President has urged that the Senate give expeditious consideration to the names forwarded by the President for confirmation.

 

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