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Buhari Nominates Burutai, Olonisakin, Others For Ambassadorial Roles

President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated the just-retired service chiefs as non-career ambassadors-designate.

In a letter to the senate on Thursday, Buhari wrote: “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:

  • Abayomi G. Olonisakin, retired general and former chief of defence staff;
  • Tukur Y. Buratai, retired lt-gen and former chief of army staff
  • Ibok-Ete Ibas, retired vice-admiral  and former chief of naval staff
  • Sadique Abubakar, retired air marshal and former chief of air staff
  • Mohammed S. Usman, retired air vice marshal and former chief of defence

Buhari urged the senate to give “expeditious consideration” to the nominations.


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