Senate dismisses petition against the confirmation
Despite the uproar surrounding the nomination of the immediate service chiefs as non-career ambassadors- designate, the Senate has confirmed the appointment of the ex-service chiefs.
The confirmation came after the consideration of the report of the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Senator Mohammed Bulkachuwa.
Recall that President, Ahmad Lawan, had on February 10, directed the Committee on Foreign Affairs to confirm General Abayomi Olonisakin (retd.) (Ekiti); Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai (retd.) (Borno); Vice Admiral Ibok- Ette Ibas (retd.) (Cross River; Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar(retd.) (Bauchi); and Air Vice Marshal Muhammad S. Usman (retd.) (Kano) as non-career ambassadors of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The punch reports that an attempt by the Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, to draw the attention of his colleagues to a petition against their confirmation was stopped by the President of Senate, Ahmad Lawan.
Abaribe had asked Bulkachuwa, to explain why the petition against them was dismissed but Lawan said the petition lacked merit.
Also, President Buhari sent a letter to the Senate urging them to consider and confirm Haliru Nababa for appointment as the Controller General of the Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS).