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Senate Confirms Appointment of CDS, Service Chiefs’.

 The Senate on Tuesday confirmed the appointment of the new service chiefs following the consideration of the report of the Committee on Defence which recommended their confirmation.

Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, had on Wednesday, penultimate week, referred the request of the President Muhammadu Buhari, (rtd), for the confirmation of the new service chiefs, to the committee on Defence.

He gave the committee, led by Senator Aliyu Wamakko, two weeks to carry out their assignments and report to the Senate in plenary.

The Senate confirmed their appointments both at the committee of the whole and at plenary on Tuesday following the Wamakko report’s consideration

The new service chiefs are: Maj. Gen. Lucky Eluonye Onyenuchea lrabor as Chief of Defence Staff; Maj. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru (Chief of Army Staff); Rear Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo, (Chief of Naval Staff); and Air Vice Marshal Isiaka Oladayo Amao as Chief of Air staff.

The CDS and service chiefs took over from their predecessors, former CDS, General Abayomi Olonisakin; former COAS, Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai; former CNS, Vice Admiral Ibok Ekwe Ibas; and former CAS, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar.

The Senate President urged the new service chiefs to take the war to the bandits and insurgents and dislodge them in their strongholds

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