Thursday, February 4, 2021

Buhari Appoints All Former Service Chiefs As Ambassadors

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed all the former service Chiefs into unofficial ambassadorial roles.

This was according to a statement disclosed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina today.

President Buhari nominates Olonisakin, Buratai, Ibas, Abubakar, Usman as non-career ambassadors,” Adesina said.

He said the appointment is also subject
to approval and confirmation by the senate.

Read the statement in full:

President Muhammadu Buhari has forwarded the names of the immediate past Service Chiefs to the Senate as non-career Ambassadors-Designate.

“In a letter to Senator Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, President of the Senate, the President said: ‘In accordance with Section 171 (1), (2) (c) & sub-section (4) of 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended, I have the honour to forward for confirmation by the Senate, the under-listed five (5) names of nominees as Non-Career Ambassadors-Designate.’

“The nominees are: Gen Abayomi G. Olonisakin (Rtd ), Lt Gen Tukur Y. Buratai (Rtd), Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas (Rtd), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar (Rtd), and Air Vice Marshal Mohammed S. Usman (Rtd).

“The President urged the Senate to give expeditious consideration to the nominations.”

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