JUST IN: Ex-Service Chiefs Olonisakin, Buratai and Others Get Ambassadorial Nominations
President Muhammadu buhari has today nominated the ex-service Chiefs, Former Chief of Defense Staff Gen Abayomi G. Olonisakin (Rtd ), Lt Gen Tukur Y. Buratai (Rtd), Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas (Rtd), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar (Rtd), and Air Vice Marshal Mohammed S. Usman (Rtd). As non-career ambassadors.
In a press statement made available today February 4, 2021, by the Femi Adesina Special Adviser to the President (Media and Publicity), President Muhammadu buhari In a letter to Senator Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, President of the Senate has forwarded the names of the immediate past Service Chiefs to the Senate as non-career Ambassadors-Designate.
the President said: “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), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar (Rtd), and Air Vice Marshal Mohammed S. Usman (Rtd). The President urged the Senate to give expeditious consideration to the nominations.
The ex-service chief who was replaced earlier this month would be appointed as non-career diplomats and ambassador if the senate ratifies the nomination.