Ibrahim Shehu Abuja
The House of Representatives has at plenary, confirmed the appointment of Major General Farouk Yahaya as the Chief of Army Staff.
The confirmation followed the consideration and adoption of the report of the Joint Committee on Defence and Army, chaired by Mr Babajimi Benson.
In his presentation, Mr Benson said the nominee gave very apt answers to the questions, and the committee was satisfied with their interactions with his performance during the screening.
He appealed to his colleagues to confirm Yahaya as Army Chief.
When put to a voice vote by the Deputy Speaker, Idris Wase, who presided over the session, it got the support of majority of the lawmakers.