Buratai, other ex-service chiefs in Senate for ambassadorial screening

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The immediate past service chiefs have arrived at the for their screening as ambassadorial nominees.

The Senate , Ahmad Lawan, had February 10, directed the on Foreign Affairs confirm General Abayomi Olonisakin (retd); Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai (retd); Vice Admiral Ibok Ekwe Ibas (retd); Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar(retd); and Air Vice Marshal Muhammad S. Usman (Rtd) as non-career ambassadors-designate to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.

The service chiefs arrived at the Senate around 11am for the screening.

Members of the panel, led by Senator Mohammed Bulkachuwa, held a 15-minute closed-session before commencing the screening.