Reps Screen Chief Of Army Staff, Major General Farouk Yahaya


The House Of Representatives Joint Committees on Army and Defence has screened President Muhammadu Buhari’s nominee for the position of Chief of Army Staff, Major General Farouk Yahaya.

The screening took place on Tuesday behind closed doors in the National Assembly chambers in Abuja.

Speaking earlier, Major General Farouk Yahaya in his introductory remarks, stated that contrary to public perception, there has been synergy among security agencies to tackle insurgency, especially since the emergence of the new service chiefs.

He also asked Nigerians to support the military in tackling the insecurity problem.

President Buhari appointed Major General Yahaya as the new Chief of Army Staff on May 27.

Prior to his appointment, he was the General Officer Commanding 1 Division of the Nigerian Army and the incumbent Theatre Commander of the Counterterrorism, Counter-Insurgency military outfit in the North East code-named Operation Hadin Kai.

The appointment came days after the immediate past army chief, Lieutenant-General Ibrahim Attahiru died in an air crash in Kaduna along with 10 other military officials