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Tinubu Writes Senate, Asks For Service Chiefs’ Confirmation

Last week, the President made a similar request to the House of Representatives to confirm the….

By Thomas Andaowei

President Bola Tinubu has submitted a letter to the Senate, requesting the confirmation of the newly appointed service chiefs. During the plenary session on Tuesday, Senate President Godswill Akpabio read the letter and announced that the service chiefs would undergo screening by the entire Senate in the chamber on a date that will be announced later.

Last week, the President made a similar request to the House of Representatives to confirm the recently appointed service chiefs. During the Thursday plenary session, Speaker Abass Tajudeen read the President’s letter aloud.

The President officially appointed the new service chiefs on June 19. The previously serving security chiefs who were removed from their positions include retired Maj-Gen Babagana Monguno as the National Security Adviser, Lucky Irabor as the Chief of Defence Staff, Faruk Yahaya as the Chief of Army Staff, Awwal Gambo as the Chief of Naval Staff, and Isiaka Amao as the Chief of Air Staff.

The individuals appointed as replacements are Nuhu Ribadu as the National Security Adviser, Maj. Gen. Christopher Musa as the Chief of Defence Staff, Maj. Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja as the Chief of Army Staff, Rear Admiral Emmanuel Ogalla as the Chief of Naval Staff, and AVM Hassan Abubakar as the Chief of Air Staff.

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