Tuesday 11 July 2023

President Tinubu Sends List of Appointees to Senate for Confirmation, Akpabio Takes Action

President Bola Tinubu, on Tuesday, July 11, urged the Senate to confirm his nominees for appointment as Service Chiefs. 

 Tinubu’s letter of request was read at plenary by Senate President Godswill Akpabio on the floor during plenary.

 President Bola Tinubu, on Monday, July 3, held his first meeting with his service chiefs. 

The Service Chiefs for screening and confirmation by the Senate include Major General Christopher Musa as Chief of Defence Staff; Major Taoreed Lagbaja as Chief of Army Staff; Rear Admiral Emmanuel Ogalla as Chief of Naval Staff and Air Vice Marshall Hassan Abubakar as Chief of Air Staff.

 Akpabio said since the relevant Standing Committees of the Senate are not in place yet, the Service Chiefs would be screened by the Committee of the Whole of the Senate. 

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