The House of Representatives has confirmed to the general public the appointment of the Chief of Defence Staff, Major General Lucky Irabor as Chief of Defence Staff in accordance with the provisions of the Armed Forces Act.
Considering the report of the ad-hoc committee that screened the nominees, the House also confirmed the appointment of the Service Chiefs.
The report of the Committee on Defence was presented by the Chairman, Babajimi Benson, during plenary today February 23 and considered by the committee of the whole, before it was adopted by the House.
According to the committee chairman, the nominees were thoroughly screened and certified fit for their positions. The service chiefs are also being screened by the Senate Committee on Defense.
The process commenced last week when the new appointees were called upon to share their portfolios as well as their vision if they are confirmed to take on the new roles.
Their confirmation by the House of Reps today comes shortly after the Senate nominated the immediate past service chiefs as non-career ambassadors, despite criticisms in some quarters.
President Buhari had in January relieved the former Service Chiefs of their positions and appointed these new service chiefs. They assume office amidst growing concerns of insecurity in many parts of the country.