President Bola Tinubu forwarded a letter to the House of Representatives on Thursday, July 6, asking the Green Chamber to confirm the newly appointed service chiefs.
The move is coming at a time when the Arewa Consultative Forum called on President Tinubu to negotiate with bandits terrorising the country’s northwest region.
Recall that President Tinubu announced the appointment of new service chiefs in his first month in office, while the existing service chiefs were asked to go on compulsory retirement.
The new service chiefs were Maj Gen C.G Musa (Chief of Defence Staff), Maj. T. A Lagbaja (Chief of Army Staff), Rear Admiral E. Ogalla (Chief of Naval Staff), AVM Abubakar (the Chief of Air Staff).
According to the president, the request complied with the provisions of section 18(1) of the Armed Forces Act. Cap A20 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.
Tinubu appointed the security chiefs on June 19, when the national assembly had gone on recess.
The letter to the will be the second of its kind that President Tinubu will forward to the national assembly since he resumed office.