Buhari names ex-service Chiefs as Ambassadors, extends IGP’s tenure

Buhari names ex-service Chiefs as Ambassadors, extends IGP’s tenure


President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated immediate past service Chiefs of the nation as Ambassadors.

Presidential aide Bashir Ahmad made the announcement in a tweet: “President Muhammadu Buhari has forwarded the names of the immediate past Service Chiefs to the Senate as non-career Ambassadors-Designate,”

The ambassador-designates are retired Defense Chief Abayomi Olonisakin, former Army Chief Tukur Buratai, former Navy Chief Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas and former Air Chief Sadique Abubakar.

The announcement was affirmed in a letter to the senate where Buhari 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”.

Meanwhile, the President, has extended the tenure of the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu by three months.

The Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi disclosed this on Thursday while briefing State House Correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, ahead of proper selection of the new his successor.

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