The screening process of the Service Chiefs nominated by President Bola Tinubu has commenced, conducted by an Ad Hoc Committee of the House of Representatives. The committee, chaired by Babajimi Benson, a representative from Lagos State, was established by the speaker to carry out the screening in accordance with the Armed Forces Act.
The nominated Service Chiefs include Christopher Musa as the Chief of Defence Staff, Taoreed Lagbaja as the Chief of Army Staff, Emmanuel Ogalla as the Chief of Naval Staff, and Hassan Abubakar as the Chief of Air Staff.
During the proceedings, the Chief of Defence Staff emphasized that the Armed Forces, under his leadership, would prioritize the well-being and protection of the people, in accordance with the Nigerian Constitution. He pledged to create a secure and favorable environment for socio-economic activities to thrive.
Similarly, the Chief of Army Staff assured the lawmakers of his commitment to the welfare of the people under his supervision.
Following their remarks, Chairman Babajimi Benson announced that the committee would engage in a thorough discussion with the nominees.
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