The Senate has confirmed the appointment of Major General Farouk Yahaya as the brand new Chief of Army Staff.
The Senate confirmed the Army chief on Tuesday following the consideration of a report of its joint committee on Defence and Army, led by senators Aliyu Wamakko and Ali Ndume.
The Senate President, Ahmed Lawan had on June 2 referred President Muhammadu Buhari’s request to verify Yahaya to the committees.
The Defence Committee, chaired by Wamakko, was mandated to guide the screening of the newly appointed Army chief.
Yahaya was appointed after the loss of life of his predecessor, Lt Gen Ibrahim Attahiru in a aircraft crash in May.