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Nigerian President Nominates Former Service Chiefs As Ambassadors

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated five former service chiefs as non-career ambassadors for the country.

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has sent the names of service chiefs who recently retired, to the country’s parliament as non-career ambassadors-designate.

Non-career ambassadors-designate are those with no previous experience in diplomatic affairs.

The nominees are: Abayomi G. Olonisakin, retired army general and former chief of defence staff, Tukur Y. Buratai, retired lt-gen and former chief of army staff, Ibok-Ete Ibas, retired vice-admiral and former chief of naval staff; Sadique Abubakar, retired air marshal and former chief of air staff, Mohammed S. Usman, retired air vice marshal and former chief of defence.

In a letter to the Senate on Thursday, Buhari wrote: “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 5 names of nominees as Non-Career Ambassadors-Designate.”


The nomination is coming barely a week after the ex-service chiefs tendered their resignation letters.

Buhari urged the Senate to give “expeditious consideration” to the nomination.


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Aishat Babatunde

Aishat Babatunde heads the digital reporting desk. Before joining HumAngle, she worked at Premium Times and Nigerian Tribune. She is a graduate of English from the University of Ibadan.

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