The House of Representatives has formed an ad hoc committee to evaluate the service chiefs thoroughly.
Speaker Tajudeen Abbas announced the committee on Tuesday, comprising all principal officers: Majority Leader Prof. Julius Ihonvbere (APC, Edo); Deputy Majority Leader Abdullahi Halim (APC, Kogi); Chief Whip Bello Kumo (APC, Gombe); and Deputy Chief Whip Adewunmi Onanuga (APC, Ogun).
Additional members include Minority Leader Kingsley Chinda (PDP, Rivers), Deputy Minority Leader Aliyu Sani Madaki (NNPP, Kano), Minority Whip Ali Isa (PDP, Gombe), and Deputy Minority Whip George Ozodinobi (LP, Anambra).
Babajimi Benson of Lagos State will chair the committee.
It is noteworthy that last week, President Bola Tinubu submitted the names of the service chiefs to the House for confirmation.
The service chiefs nominated are Christopher Musa (Chief of Defence Staff), Taoreed Lagbaja (Chief of Army Staff), Emmanuel Ogalla (Chief of Naval Staff), and Hassan Abubakar (Chief of Air Staff).
The delay in screening the service chiefs occurred due to the lawmakers being on holiday.