Today the Senate will test the heads of services behind closed doors.
Senate committees responsible for overseeing Nigeria’s armed forces will begin vetting newly appointed chiefs of services on Tuesday (today).
However, Senate Maritime Committee chairman Senator Thompson Sekibo, who confirmed this in a chat with our correspondent on Monday night, said that the heads of services would be screened behind closed doors.
Senate President Ahmad Lavan on Wednesday sent a request from the President, Major General Muhammad Bukhari (retired), for the approval of the new service chiefs to the joint committees of the Army, Navy and Air Force for inspection.
Laban gave the committees two weeks to fulfill their duties and report to the Senate in plenary session.
Confirmation officers: Major General Lucky Eluonye Onyenuchia Irabor as Chief of Defense Staff; Major General Ibrahim Attahiru (Chief of Staff of the Army); Rear Admiral Avval Zubair Gambo (Chief of Staff of the Navy); and Deputy Air Marshal Isiaka O. Amao – Chief of Aviation Staff.
Senator Ali Ndoume, chairman of the Senate Army Committee, told a reporter last week that it was not advisable to check the heads of the external services.
He said: “If so, it means that you are endangering the security of the country, especially if there are issues related to national security.
Source: – Punch ng