Breaking: Senate confirms Buratai, Olonisakin as ambassadors, gives reason for decision

The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday, February 23, confirmed ex-chief of army staff, Tukur Buratai, and former chief of defence, Gabriel Olonisakin as non-career ambassadors.

Breaking: Senate confirms Buratai, Olonisakin as ambassadors, gives reason for decision

Breaking: Senate confirms Buratai, Olonisakin as ambassadors, gives reason for decision
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The lawmakers also approved the nomination of a former chief of air staff, Ibok Ibas and ex-chief of naval staff as envoys.

The Senate leadership ignored petitions against the nominees and the complaints by some senators.

The president of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan, told the lawmakers that they cannot nullify the nominations of the former military commanders simply because the House demanded that they be removed as service chiefs.

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