Reps set date to screen new COAS

The House of Representatives will screen the new Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Major General Farouk Yahaya, Tuesday.

He will appear before a joint sitting of the House committees on Defence and Army.

President Muhammadu Buhari had written to the House last week seeking the confirmation of the COAS.

His letter was read by the speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, during the plenary on June 9th, 2021.

After reading the letter, the speaker referred the request for confirmation to the Committees on Defence and Army.

The letter reads “In compliance with the provisions of Section 18(1) of the Armed Forces Act Cap A20 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004, I hereby forward for confirmation by the House of Representatives, the appointment of Major General 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 House of Representatives will consider and confirm the nominee in the usual expeditious manner.”

Maj. Gen. Yahaya replaced the former Chief of Army Staff, Late Lt. General Attahiru Ibrahim, who died in a plane crash alongside other officers in Kaduna about a month ago.

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