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Buhari nominates Olonisakin, Buratai, two ex-service chiefs as ambassadors

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President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated former Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Abayomi Olonisakin (rtd), the other three retired service chiefs and another retired senior Air Force officer as non-career Ambassadors-Designate.

In a letter to the President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, the president, according to a release by his media adviser, Femi Adesina, stated that: “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 five names of nominees as Non-Career Ambassadors-Designate.

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“The nominees are: General Abayomi G. Olonisakin (rtd ), Lt. Gen. Tukur Y. Buratai (rtd), Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas (rtd), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar (rtd), and Air Vice Marshal Mohammed S. Usman (rtd).”

The president urged the Senate to give expeditious consideration to the nominations.

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