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Senate Approves Appointment Of CDS, Service Chiefs

The Senate has approved the appointment of the Chief of Defence Staff and Service Chiefs.

This was following a submission by President Bola Tinubu for their approval after he announced heir appointment a few weeks ago.

The Chief of Defence staff nominee Major General Christopher Musa and the three other officers nominated as Service Chiefs have appeared before the Senate for screening on Thursday.

They briefed the Senate on their career progression and pledged to meet national expectation of ensuring security and defending the Nations territorial integrity when confirmed.

President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, had at the commencement of plenary read executive Communication the first of which seeks approval of an 800 million dollars loan facility from the World Bank to fund social safety net programme.

The President also requested Senate approval to amend the 2022 supplementary appropriation act by extracting 500 billion naira out of the 819 billion naira for the provision of palliatives to cushion the effects of subsidy removal

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