Senate confirms Yahaya as Chief of Army Staff

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The Senate has confirmed the appointment of Major General Farouk Yahaya as Chief of Army Staff.

The confirmation on Tuesday is followed by the consideration of the report of its joint committee on Defence and Army led by senators Aliyu Wamakko and Ali Ndume.

The Defence Committee, which is chaired by Wamakko, was mandated to be the lead panel to screen the newly appointed Army Chief.

President Muhammadu Buhari had appointed General Yahaya as the Chief of Army Staff following the death of Lt. General Ibrahim Attahiru, who died in a plane crash near Kaduna International Airport.

The President, therefore, wrote to the Senate, seeking for the confirmation of the appointment of Major General Farouk Yahaya as the Chief of Army Staff.

The letter, according to President Buhari, was in line with the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended.

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