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Retired Service Chiefs Confirmed Non-Career Ambassadors By the Senate

The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday,  confirmed former Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen.Tukur Buratai retd; former Chief of Defence Staff, Gabriel Olonisakin; former Chief of Air Staff, Abubakar Sadique; and former Chief of Naval Staff,Ibok Ette Ekwe Ibas as non-career ambassadors.

President Muhammadu Buhari had on the 5 of February 2021, sent their names to the senate to be confirmed as non-career ambassadors.

Nigerians had condemned their nomination, noting that it was a plan to shield them from prosecution by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for atrocities and rights abuses committed by the Nigerian military under their watch.

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