President Bola Tinubu has written to the Senate, seeking the screening and subsequent approval of the newly appointed Chief of Defence Staff and service chiefs.
The formal request was enclosed in a letter addressed to Senator Godswill Akpabio, the President of the Senate.
During the Plenary session on Tuesday, Akpabio read the letter, stating that the request aligns with the legislation that established the Armed Forces.
It is worth noting that President Tinubu recently appointed Major General Christopher Musa as the new Chief of Defence Staff (CDS). In contrast, Major General Taoreed Lagbaja was appointed Chief of Army Staff.
Furthermore, Rear Admiral Emmanuel Ogalla was designated as the Chief of Naval Staff, Air Vice Marshal Hassan Abubakar as the Chief of Air Staff, and Major General Emmanuel Undiandeye as the Chief of Defence Intelligence.
Tinubu emphasized the urgency of considering his request by the Red Chamber.
After reading the letter, Akpabio referred the request to the Committee of the Whole since there is no Standing Committee on Armed Forces. Consequently, the Service Chiefs will undergo scrutiny on the Senate floor rather than in a committee setting.