House of Reps to confirm new service chiefs Tuesday

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There are strong indications that the House of Representatives will on Tuesday confirm appointments of the new service chiefs nominated by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.).

It was reliably learnt on Saturday that the ad hoc committee set up by the House to screen the nominees would lay its report on Tuesday.

Incidentally, the House now holds plenary just once every week – on Tuesday – due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In an interview with our correspondent on Saturday, Chairman, House Committee on Defence, Babajimi Benson, disclosed the level of preparedness for the report presentation.

When asked if the report was ready, Benson said the committee was putting some “finishing touches.”

Responding to another question on when is the committee would lay the report before the House, the chairman said, “Tuesday.

While the House screened the nominees on Wednesday, the Senate had separately screened them on Thursday.

They are Maj. Gen. Lucky Eluonye Onyenuchea lrabor – 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 – Chief of Air staff.

Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila, had constituted a panel made up of chairmen, deputy chairmen and some members of the military-related standing committees, to be led Benson.


The nominees had also reeled out some of their plans for the Armed Forces.

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