Breaking: Buhari Appoints Olonisakin, Buratai and other Immediate Past Service Chiefs Non Career Ambassadors


President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed the recently retired Service Chiefs as non career ambassadors.

In a letter to Senator Ahmad Lawan, President of the Senate, the President said: “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.”

According to the statement, “The nominees are: Gen Abayomi G. Olonisakin (retd ), Lt Gen Tukur Y. Buratai (retd), Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas (retd), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar (retd), and Air Vice Marshal Mohammed S. Usman (retd).

“The President urged the Senate to give expeditious consideration to the nominations.”

The Service Chiefs had on January 26, 2021 tendered their resignation which President Buhari had accepted.

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