The top security Chiefs who are four in number were nominated by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu after which he sent their names to the Senate for confirmation.
The Service Chiefs are:
Major General Christopher G Musa – Chief of Defence Staff
Major General T.A Lagbaja – Chief of Army Staff
Rear Admiral Emmanuel Ikechukwu Ogalla – Chief Naval Staff
Air Vice Marshal H. B. Abubakar – Chief of Air Staff
The top military brass arrived at the National Assembly Complex at about 10.00am on Thursday for an appointment that was scheduled for 11.00am.
Nigeria’s Senate President, Godswill Obot Akpabío acknowledged their presence during the plenary.
After their presence was acknowledged by the red Chamber through a motion moved by the Senate Leader, Senator Michael Bamidele Opeyemi, Senate President suspended the rules to enable the Chamber to attend to them.
Opeyemi said: “That the Senate do consider the request of Mr President and Commander-in -Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on the confirmation of the nomination of Service Chiefs.”.
The visitors to the upper legislative Chamber took turns to introduce themselves before the Chamber dissolved into a Committee of the whole behind closed doors.