President Muhammadu Buhari has sent the names of the country’s former security chiefs to the Senate for approval as special envoys.
A statement from Femi Adesina, the president’s spokesman, said Buhari had sent a letter to Senate President Ahmed Lawan, seeking their approval.
“Pursuant to section 171 (1) and (2) (c) and paragraph (4) of the amended Nigerian Constitution, I seek the approval of the Senate to appoint the persons (5) whom I have listed. as special envoys, ”Buhari said.
The nominees include: General Abayomi G. Olonisakin (retired), Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai (retired, Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas (retired), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar (retired) and Air Vice Marshal Mohammed S. Usman.
The statement added that the president had asked parliament to immediately confirm the troops on their positions.
Mohammed S. Usman is not the only senior security officer who was sacked by Buhari last Tuesday and replaced by others to continue to lead security operations in Nigeria.
The newly appointed security officers are:
General Leo Irabor – Chief of Defense Staff
Air-Vice Marshal IO Amao – Chief of Air Staff.
Rear Admiral AZ Gambo – Chief of Naval Staff
General I. Attahiru – Chief of Army Staff.