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Nigeria’s President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has written the Senate to seek for the screening and confirmation of the new acting service chiefs.

The Informant247 gathered that the request was contained in a letter addressed to Senator Godswill Akpabio, the President of the Senate, on Tuesday during Plenary, saying that the request was in line with the Act establishing the Armed Forces.

It could be recalled that President Tinubu had, last month, retired service chiefs, while appointing new acting service chiefs.

Tinubu appointed Major General Christopher Musa as the new Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) and Major General bTaoreed Lagbaja as the chief of Army Staff, Rear Admiral Emmanuel Ogalla as the Chief of Naval Staff and Air Vice Marshal Hassan Abubakar as the Chief of Air Staff and Major General Emmanuel Undiandeye appointed the Chief of Defence Intelligence.

He urged the Red Chamber to consider his request expeditiously.

Akpabio, after reading the letter, referred the request to the Committee of the Whole as there was no Standing Committee on Armed Forces, just as this means that the Service Chiefs would be screened on the floor of the Senate, not at the Committee level

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