Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker of House of Reps
Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker of House of Reps

JUST IN: Reps commences screening of Service Chiefs

NEWS DIGEST – The House of Representatives on Wednesday commenced screening for the newly appointed Service Chiefs.

It said the nation must do everything possible to get the issue of security right in memories of all those who have died in the fight against insecurity.

Chairman of Committee on Defence and Chairman of the Ad-hoc Committee screening the Service Chiefs, Hon. Babajimi Benson, said the House will give the service Chief all the required support to succeed in their assignments, if confirmed.

It is the first time the House of Representatives is conducting the screening of Service Chief, which Benson said is in accordance with provisions of Section 18 (1) of the Armed Forces Act, Cap A20 Law of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 which required that the nominees be confirmed by the National Assembly.

Those for screening include Chief of Defence Staff, Major-General Lucky E.O Irabor; Chief of Army Staff Major-General Ibrahim Attahiru; Chief of Naval Staff Rear Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo and Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal Ishiaka Oladayo Amao.

Details shortly…