Buhari nominates ex-Service Chiefs as Ambassadors


President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated the immediate past Service Chiefs as non-career Ambassadors-Designate.

The nomination was contained in a statement issued in by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.

Quoting Buhari, Adesina wrote, “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), and Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar (Rtd), as well as Air Vice Marshal Mohammed S. Usman (Rtd) who was Chief of Defence intelligence.

The service chiefs left their military posts last week Tuesday after President Buhari accepted their resignation.

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