Senate Confirms Faruk Yahaya As Army Chief

Senate Confirms Faruk Yahaya As Army Chief
Major General Faruk Yahaya

The Nigerian Senate has confirmed Faruk Yahaya as the chief of army staff.

The red chamber confirmed him after a report was presented by Aliyu Wamakko, chairman of the defence committee.

Wamakko during the report presentation stated that Yahaya met all the requirements expected of him.

The Sokoto senator also revealed that there was no petition against Yahaya’s nomination and he was cleared by the Department of State Services (DSS).

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“He was questioned on ethics, Nigeria’s war on terror and banditry. The committee was satisfied with the robust interaction with the nominee,” he said.

“The nomination is in line with section 217 of the constitution. The committee did not receive any petition and he was cleared by the State Security Services.

“The nominee presented his credentials. The committee is satisfied with his general performance.

“The committee recommends that general Faruk Yahaya be confirmed as the chief of staff.”

Yahaya was confirmed as the army chief after his nomination was put to a voice vote.

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