Senate confirms appointment of new service chiefs.

The Senate has confirmed the appointment of new military chiefs by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The president, on July 13, appointed new service chiefs for Nigeria’s armed forces to include Major General Abayomi Olonishakin, Chief of Defence Staff; Major General Tukur Buratai, Chief of Army Staff; Rear Admiral. Ibok-Ete Ibas, Chief of Naval Staff.

Air Vice-Marshal Sadique Abubakar was appointed the new Chief of Air Staff, while Air Vice-Marchal Monday Morgan was named Chief of Defence Intelligence.

The president also appointed retired Major-General Babagana Monguno as National Security Adviser.

After hours of screening of the military officials behind closed doors, the senate formally confirmed the appointments with the Senate president, Bukola Saraki, urging them to tackle Boko Haram, insurgency and oil theft in the country.



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