President Muhammadu Buhari has forwarded a letter to the National Assembly, seeking for the confirmation of Farouk Yahaya as Chief of Army Staff (COAS).
The defence headquarters had on May 27 announced the appointment of Yahaya in a statement issued and signed by the acting spokesperson, Brigadier-General Onyema Nwachukwu.
The appointment followed the death of the former Chief of Army Staff, Ibrahim Attahiru who died in a plane crash near Kaduna International Airport.
But reading the Buhari’s letter during plenary today, the Senate President Ahmad Lawan said the president is asking for an expeditious consideration in the confirmation of Yahaya.
Yahaya is the 22nd chief of army staff. He will be expected to build on the efforts of the late Attahiru in tackling insecurity in the country.
Farouk Yahaya was born on January 5, 1966. After joining the Nigerian Army, he rosed to the rank of a Major General before his appointment.