Senate confirms former Service Chiefs as non-career ambassadors

The Senate has confirmed the appointment of the nation’s immediate former Service Chiefs as non-career ambassadors designate.

The upper chamber made the confirmation during Tuesday plenary.

The confirmed non-career ambassadors are: General Abayomi Olonisakin (retd) (Ekiti); Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai (retd) (Borno); Vice Admiral Ibok- Ette Ibas (retd) (Cross River); Air Vice Marshal Sadique Abubakar (retd) (Bauchi); and Air Vice Marshal Muhammad S. Usman (Rtd) (Kano).

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Their confirmation was made today following the consideration of the report of the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, chaired by Senator Adamu Bulkachuwa (APC, Bauchi).

It will be recalled President Muhammadu had asked asked the Senate to confirm the former Service Chiefs as non-career ambassadors.

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