The appointment of Major General Farouk Yahaya as the new Chief of Army Staff has been confirmed by the Nigerian Senate on Tuesday, June 22.
The red chamber took the decision following the consideration of the report of its joint committee on Defence and Army led by senators Aliyu Wamakko and Ali Ndume.
The President of the Senate had on June 2, referred the request of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), for Yahaya’s confirmation to the committees.
The Defence Committee which is chaired by Wamakko was mandated to be the lead panel to screen the newly appointed Army Chief.