Senate has Confirmed the appointment of Former Service Chiefs as Non-Career Ambassadors.
Their Confirmation was sequel to the presentation of the Report by the Chairman Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Senator Adamu Bulkachuwa representing Bauchi North.
Bulkachuwa in his presentation said their appointments were made in line with section 171(40) of the 1999 Constitution as amended.
“Their experiences as Service Chiefs and in the military where they rose to the highest ranks in their careers have made them eminently qualified; and that the nominees were very knowledgeable and articulate in their response to questions directed at them by the Committee,” he said.
Those Confirmed are, General Abayomi Olonisakin,Lt.General Tukur Buratai,Vice Admiral Ibok _Ete Ibas,Air Vice Sadique Abubakar,and Air Vice Marshal Muhammad Usman.
The Senate President in his remarks after the nominees were confirmed advised the executive arm of government to deploy them to countries where their experiences as former military officers would be required.
“The nominees that we have just confirmed have served this great country to the best of their ability as Service Chiefs, and today, they have been confirmed as Non-Career Ambassadors.“Our appeal to the Executive is to make sure that we utilize their experiences as Military men to the best, because we should be able to post them to countries where they can be more useful in their engagements as Ambassadors.”