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BREAKING: Senate Confirms Ex- Service Chiefs As Non-career Ambassadors

BREAKING: Senate confirms Ex- Service Chiefs as non-career ambassadors

Senate confirms Ex- Service Chiefs as non-career ambassadors

iexclusive News Nigeria reports that Senate has confirmed the appointment of the Ex- Service Chiefs as non-career ambassadors designate.


The upper chamber made the confirmation during Tuesday plenary.


The confirmed non-career ambassadors are: General Abayomi Olonisakin (retd) (Ekiti); Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai (retd) (Borno); Vice Admiral Ibok- Ette Ibas (retd) (Cross River); Air Vice Marshal Sadique Abubakar (retd) (Bauchi); and Air Vice Marshal Muhammad S. Usman (Rtd) (Kano).


This online news medium recall that President Muhammadu Buhari on February 4, asked the  Senate to confirm the former Service Chiefs as non-career ambassadors.


Their confirmation was made today following the consideration of the report of the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, chaired by Senator Adamu Bulkachuwa (APC, Bauchi).


Earlier, the Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, attempted to draw the attention of his colleagues to a petition against their confirmation but was stopped by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan.

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