On Thursday the Nigeria’s immediate past Service Chiefs have appeared for screening as non-career ambassadorial nominees.
Executive sessions were meant to address and harmonise opinions to avoid issues that are likely to trigger controversies.
Activities of high profile nature like the screening of ex-Service Chiefs are supposed to be covered by the Senate Press Corps, but in this case, the Committee Clerk didn’t request for coverage which may not be unconnected with the controversy that greeted their nomination.
But the screening attracted so much media houses to the NASS on Thursday because of the publicity that their appointment had generated.
It was reported that the immediate past Service Chiefs were nominated as non-career ambassadors by President Muhammadu Buhari in less than two weeks of their voluntarily retirement from service.
The former Service Chiefs who were appointed ambassador-designates are retired Defense Chief, Abayomi Olonisakin, forme Army Chief Tukur Buratai, former Navy Chief, Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas and former Air Chief ,Sadique Abubakar.’