Reps Set Up Committee To Screen Service Chiefs

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, has constituted an ad-hoc committee to screen the new service Chiefs recently appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The President had in a letter to the Speaker sought the screening and confirmation of the Service Chief by the lawmakers in accordance with the provisions of the Armed Forces Act which required the confirmation of the service chiefs by the National Assembly.

The committee set up by the Speaker is made up of six members each from the House Committees on Army, Navy, Air Force and Defence and will be headed by the Chairman of the House Committee on Defence, Mr Babajimi Benson.

The Speaker said the decision to constitute the adhoc committee followed the need to observe the COVID-19 protocols, adding that allowing the various committees to meet would amount to crowding about 200 people inside one room.

Ibrahim Shehu

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