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Senate Confirms Farouk Yahaya As Chief Of Army Staff

Channels Television  
Updated June 22, 2021
A file photo of the Chief of Army Staff, Major General Farouk Yahaya.

 

The Senate has confirmed the appointment of Major General Farouk Yahaya as the new Chief of Army Staff.

The red chamber took the decision following the consideration of the report of its joint committee on Defence and Army led by Senators Aliyu Wamakko and Ali Ndume.

The President of the Senate had on June 2, referred the request of President Muhammadu Buhari for Yahaya’s confirmation to the committees.

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The confirmation was sequel to the presentation and consideration of the Joint Committee on Defence and Army on the confirmation of the Nomination of Major General Farouk Yahaya for appointment as Chief of Army Staff of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and presented by the Chairman, Senator Aliyu Wamakko, All Progressives Congress, APC, Sokoto North.

President Muhammadu Buhari had last week wrote to the Senate, seeking for the confirmation of the appointment of Major General Farouk Yahaya as the Chief of Army Staff.

The letter according to President Buhari was in line with the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended.

President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan had read the letter during plenary.