OrderPaperToday – The Senate has referred recent presidential nominees to relevant standing with a mandate to return reports in 2 weeks.
The nominations for the positions of Service Chiefs were referred to the joint committees on Defence, Army, Navy and Airforce and were specifically given 2 weeks to screen the nominees.
Following the removal of the erstwhile service chiefs on the 27th of January, President Muhamadu Buhari named replacements and sent same to the National Assembly for confirmation.
The new Service Chiefs to be screened are: Major-General Lucky Irabor, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru, Rear Admiral Awwal Gambo and Air Vice Marshal Isiaka Amao as Chief of Defence Staff, Chief of Army Staff, Chief of Naval Staff and Chief of Air Staff, respectively.
The President also nominated the former service chiefs for diplomatic posting. The committee on foreign affairs are to screen the former service chiefs and revert in 2 weeks as well.
The former military heads are: General Abayomi Olonisakin (Rtd); Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai (Rtd); Vice Admiral Ibok Ekwe Ibas (Rtd); Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar(Rtd); and Air Vice Marshal Muhammad S. Usman (Rtd).
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, while referring the nomination of Barr. Victor Chinemerem Muruako for appointment as Chairman, Fiscal Responsibility Commission to the Committee on Finance; also referred the nomination of Larry Obinna Chukwu as Commissioner for the Nigerian Law Reform to the Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters.