Senate Screens Service Chiefs Behind Closed Doors Today

source: punchng

The Senate committees responsible for the oversight of the Nigerian military forces will start the screening of the newly appointed service chiefs on Tuesday ( today) . The Chairman , Senate Committee on Navy , Senator Thompson Sekibo, who confirmed the development in a chat with our correspondent on Monday evening, however, said the service chiefs would be screened behind closed doors . The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, had on Wednesday , referred the request of the President, Major General , Muhammadu Buhari , ( retd.) , for the confirmation of the new service chiefs, to the joint committees on Army , Navy and Air force for necessary screening . Lawan , gave the committees, two weeks to carry out their assignments and report to the Senate in plenary. The appointees for confirmation 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 O . Amao as Chief of Air staff. The Chairman, Senate Committee on Army , Senator Ali Ndume , had told out correspondent last week that it was not advisable to screen service chiefs in the open . He had said , “ If you do , it means you will be compromising the security of the country especially if there are issues that bother on national security. ”

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