Senate confirms appointment of Service Chiefs nominated by President Jonathan

The Senate has confirmed the appointment of the service chiefs nominated by President Goodluck Jonathan.

The service chiefs confirmed by the senate include: Chief of Defence Staff, Air Marshall Alex Badeh; Chief of Army Staff, Major General Kenneth Minimah; Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Usman Jibrin and Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshall Adesola Amosu.

Despite the directive from the All Progressives Congress (APC), the opposition did not raise any objection during the consideration of the report on the screening of the service chiefs.

The Chairman of the Senate Joint Committee on Defence, Sen. George Sekibo, presented the report of the screening and recommended that the nominees be approved because they found them to be competent to do the job.

The Senate cleared the military chiefs without a dissenting voice.

The Senate Minority Leader, Sen. George Akume, explained that the APC was not against their appointments.
“I wish to state here that we at the other side are in full support of the appointments of Chief of Defence Staff and service chief,” Akume said.
While encouraging the new service chiefs to justify the confidence reposed in them by Nigerians, the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, urged them to put their wealth of experience into use in the discharge of their duties.


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