UPDATE: Senate confirms Buhari’s appointment of Service Chiefs



By Haruna Salami
Senate on Tuesday confirmed appointment of Chief with a strong message expectations of Nigerians are high for them end insurgency and other forms of criminality.
Those confirmed are Major General Lucky Irabor, Chief of Staff, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru, Chief of Army Staff, Rear Admiral Awwal Gambo, Chief of Naval Staff and Air Vice Marshal Isiaka Amao, Chief of Air Staff.
confirmation was sequel consideration of report of Committee on , which was presented by the Chairman, Senator Aliyu Wamakko.
The Senate President, Lawan his remarks after the confirmation advised the new Chiefs avoid the pitfalls of their predecessors made Nigerians call for their removal.
“I will advise the new Chiefs Nigerians expects so much from them. are a very serious situation. The security situation must be improved as far as operations are concerned.
“We expect our Armed Forces to take the fight to the insurgents and the bandits. a situation where bandits will come to a school and take over 300 on and disappear into the thin air without any trace is not acceptable. Something must be done because apparently this is becoming an industry. Some people are benefiting from this and we have to unravel who those people are.
“Let me also advise the Service Chiefs that there must be interagency cooperation; the Army, the Navy and Airforce must have complementary roles”, Lawan said.