Buhari Nominates Buratai, Other Retired Service Chiefs As Non-career Ambassadors

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Buhari and Service Chiefs
Buhari and the retired Service Chiefs
Buhari and Service Chiefs
Buhari and the retired Service Chiefs

President Muhammadu Buhari has forwarded the names of the immediate past Service Chiefs to the Senate as non-career Ambassadors-Designate.

According to a terse statement by Buari’s Special Adviser on Media & Publicity, Femi Adesina, the president in a letter to Senator Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, President of the Senate, said: “In accordance with section 171 (1), (2) (c) & sub-section (4) of 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended, I have the honour to forward for confirmation by the Senate, the under-listed five (5) names of nominees as Non-Career Ambassadors-Designate.”

The nominees are: Gen Abayomi G. Olonisakin (Rtd ), Lt Gen Tukur Y. Buratai (Rtd), Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas (Rtd), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar (Rtd), and Air Vice Marshal Mohammed S. Usman (Rtd).

The President urged the Senate to give expeditious consideration to the nominations.

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