Buhari writes Senate to confirm Farouk Yahaya as new Chief of Army Staff

Farouk Yahaya

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Senate to confirm Maj.-Gen. Farouk Yahaya as Chief of Army Staff (COAS).

Buhari’s request was contained in a letter addressed to the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan and read during Tuesday’s plenary.

“I hereby forward for confirmation by the Senate, the appointment of Maj.-Gen. Farouk Yahaya as the Chief of Army Staff of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“His CV is herewith attached. It is my hope that the Senate will consider and confirm the nominee in the usual expeditious manner.

“Please accept Distinguish Senate President, the assurances of my highest consideration,” the letter reads.

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