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Senate Confirms Farouk Yahaya As Army Chief



Nigeria’s upper legislative chamber, the Senate, has confirmed the appointment of Major General Farouk Yahaya, as the new Chief of Army Staff.

Yahaya’s affirmation as the Chief of Army Staff by the red chamber was sequel to the consideration of report of the senate joint committee on Defence and Army led by senators Aliyu Wamakko and Ali Ndume.

The President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan, had on June 2, 2021, referred the request of President Muhammadu Buhari for Yahaya’s confirmation to the committees.

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

Yahaya was appointed as the acting chief of army staff in May following the death of Ibrahim Attahiru who died in plane mishap in Kaduna.

Despite the sustained effort to rid the country of insecurity, Nigeria has continued to grappled with violent attacks and criminal activities, especially in the north and south east as non-state actors unleash terror on hapless citizens and public buildings.

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