Reps to screen service chiefs Wednesday, as group calls for federal character

The Special Committee set up by the House of Representatives will, on Wednesday, screen the newly appointed service chiefs in line with the resolution passed last week.

The screening exercise is to be chaired by the Chairman, House Committee on Defence, Hon Babajimi Benson, alongside Chairmen, Deputy Chairmen and three members of joint Standing Committees on Army, Navy, Air Force and Defence.

Those expected at the screening are; Major General Lucky Eluonye Onyenuchea Irabor, Chief of Defence Staff; Major General Ibrahim Attahiru, Chief of Army Staff; Rear Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo, Chief of Naval Staff and Air Vice Marshal Isiaka O. Amao, Chief of Air Staff.

Meanwhile, a Non-Governmental Organisation under the aegis of Coalition of South-East Professionals Network in Nigeria and Diaspora (CSEPNND) have tasked President Muhammadu Buhari with the urgent need to ensure the application of the federal character principle in appointments into sensitive positions.According to the group, the…

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