President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday asked the Senate to confirm the appointment of the immediate past service chiefs as non-career ambassadors.
The president’s request was communicated via a letter read during plenary session by Senate President Ahmad Lawan.
Buhari had nominated Abayomi Olonisakin, Tukur Buratai, Sadique Abubakar, Ibok-Ete Ibas and Mohammed Usman for the positions a week after he replaced them as service chiefs.
Also, President Buhari asked the Senate to confirm the appointment of the new service chiefs.
The security heads to be confirmed are Leo Irabor, Chief of Defence Staff; Ibrahim Attahiru, Chief of Army Staff; Awwal Gambo, Chief of Naval Staff; and Isiaka Amao, Chief of Air Staff.