Breaking.... Lt Gen Buratai and others nominated for Ambassadorial positions- PMB



​President Muhammadu Buhari has forwarded the names of the immediate past service chiefs, as well as one other retired officer, as non-career ambassadors-designate.

​According to a statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the names have been forwarded to the Senate for confirmation.

​The names on the Presidential request include Gen Abayomi G. Olonisakin (Rtd ), Lt Gen Tukur Y. Buratai (Rtd), Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas (Rtd), and Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar (Rtd).

​Also added to the list is the retired Chief of Defense Intelligence, Air Vice Marshal Mohammed S. Usman (Rtd).

​“President Muhammadu Buhari has forwarded the names of the immediate past Service Chiefs to the Senate as non-career Ambassadors-Designate.

​“In a letter to Senator Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, President of the Senate, the President said: ‘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 (5) names of nominees as Non-Career Ambassadors-Designate’.

​“The nominees are: Gen 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,” the statement said.

​ source: Controltv

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