BREAKING: Senate Confirms Former Service Chiefs As Non-Career Ambassadors

BREAKING: Senate Confirms Former Service Chiefs As Non-Career Ambassadors

By Senior Editor | The Trent on February 23, 2021
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Chief of Air Staff; Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar; Chief of Naval Staff; Vice Marshal Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas; Chief of Army Staff; Lt. General Tukur Yusufu Buratai and Chief of Defence Staff; General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin. senate
Former Chief of Air Staff; Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar; Former Chief of Naval Staff; Vice Marshal Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas; Chief of Army Staff; Lt. General Tukur Yusufu Buratai and Chief of Defence Staff; General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin.

The Senate has confirmed former Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai; former Chief of Defence Staff, Gabriel Olonisakin; former Chief of Air Staff, Ibok Ibas; and former Chief of Naval Staff, Abubakar Sadique as non-career ambassadors.

The confirmation came on Tuesday, February, 23, 2021.

President Muhammadu Buhari had on February 5, sent their names to the senate to be confirmed as non-career ambassadors.

Nigerians believe appointing the former service chiefs as ambassadors is a plan to shield them from prosecution by the International Criminal Court, ICC, for alleged abuses committed by the Nigerian military under their watch.

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