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Buhari Begs Senate To Confirm Buratai, Others As Non-career Ambassadors

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.

According to the letter, The president asked the Senate to give “expeditious consideration” to the nominations.

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.

 

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Otunba Sayo Akintola is a 1992 graduate of Linguistics from the University of Ibadan, Oyo State. He holds a post-graduate diploma in Financial Management and MBA from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi. He started his 12-year sojourn in journalism at the Nigerian Tribune in 1993 as Business and Economy reporter. He rose through the ranks to become the Group Business Editor of the nation’s oldest surviving private national newspaper, the Nigerian Tribune. He set up World Street Journal magazine in 2018.

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