President Muhammadu Buhari has written a letter to the National Assembly seeking the confirmation of the Service Chiefs.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly (Senate), Mr Babajide Omoworare, said this in a statement on Friday, January 29, 2021.
He said after nominating the Service Chiefs, President Buhari, in a letter dated January 27, 2020, wrote to the National Assembly seeking the approval of the Legislative Arm of Government.
Mr Omoworare maintained that contrary to fears expressed in some quarters that President Buhari has bypassed the National Assembly in the process of appointment of the Service Chiefs and that he has no intention of seeking consideration and confirmation of their appointment, Mr President upon nomination for appointment sought confirmation of the Senate for the appointment of the new Service Chiefs.
In the letter, he listed the names of the new Service Chiefs as Major-General Lucky Irabor as Chief of Defence Staff, Major-General Ibrahim Attahiru as Chief of Army Staff, Rear Admiral Awwal Gambo as Chief of Naval Staff and Air Vice Marshal Isiaka Amao as Chief of Air Staff.
He said it is on record that this same procedure was adopted when the immediate past Service Chief’s were appointed.