BREAKING: House of Reps Starts Screening of Service Chiefs

Olayemi Esan, Abuja

The House of Representatives has today commenced screening for the newly appointed Service Chiefs.

The lower Chambers urged everyone to come on board and support the fight against banditry, armed robbery and miscellaneous criminality.

Chairman, Committee on Defence and Chairman of the Ad-hoc Committee screening the Service Chiefs, Hon. Babajimi Benson, said the House will give the service Chief all the required support to succeed in their assignments, if confirmed.

It is the first time the House of Representatives would be conducting the screening of Service Chief, which Benson said is in accordance with provisions of Section 18 (1) of the Armed Forces Act, Cap A20 Law of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 which required that the nominees be confirmed by the National Assembly.

Those for screening included Chief of Defence Staff, Major-General Lucky E.O Irabor; Chief of Army Staff Major-General Ibrahim Attahiru; Chief of Naval Staff Rear Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo and Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal Ishiaka Oladayo Amao.

Details shortly…

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