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Tinubu writes national assembly, seeks confirmation of service chiefs

Jul 7, 2023 #National News

President Bola Tinubu on Thursday, July 6, wrote the national assembly to confirm the appointment of the newly appointed service chiefs. 

Tajudeen Abbas, speaker of the house of representatives read out the letter during plenary yesterday. 

The newly appointed service chiefs are Christopher Musa, chief of defence staff; Taoreed Lagbaja, chief of army staff; Emmanuel Ogalla, chief of naval staff; and Hassan Abubakar, chief of air staff.

The letter read; 

“In compliance with the provisions of section 18(1) of the Armed Forces Act. CAP A20 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004, I am pleased to present for confirmation by the senate the four nominees listed below.

“The house of representatives is invited to note the current security situation of our country which requires concerted efforts of both the legislature and the executive to ensure a well-protected nation.

“This informed the review of our defence architecture and appointment of new leaders to work in synergy with one another to achieve the level of optimal performance expected of the military.”

Tinubu expressed hope of his request receiving “expeditious consideration” and confirmation by the house of representatives.

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