By Audrey Lotechukwu
THUR 04 FEB, 2021-theGBJournal- President Muhammadu Buhari has forwarded the names of the immediate past Service Chiefs to the Senate for confirmation as non-career Ambassadors-Designate, according to a statement by the Presidency Thursday.
The ex-services are Lt Gen Tukur Buratai (Rtd), Gen Abayomi G. Olonisakin (Rtd), Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas (Rtd), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar (Rtd) and Air Vice Marshal Mohammed S. Usman (Rtd).
The President cited section 171 (1), (2) (c) and sub-section (4) of the 1999 Constitution in a letter sent to the Senate President, Senator Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, while urging their confirmation by the Senate.
According to the statement, ‘’the President urged the Senate to give expeditious consideration to the nominations.’’