Joint Senate committees for the Army, Navy and Air Force have begun a review of the newly appointed heads of services behind closed doors.
The chiefs of services are Lucky Irabor, chief of defense staff; Ibrahim Attahiru, Chief of Military Staff; Awwal Gambo, Chief of Maritime Staff; and Isiaka Amao, Chief of Air Staff.
President Muhammadu Buhari announced their appointment earlier this month.
While the former heads of services were confirmed as ambassadors, their successors have since taken up the business.
Speaking before the exercise began, Bashir Magashi, the defense minister, said the military would take whatever steps are needed to protect the country’s territorial integrity.
“Our armed forces will do whatever it takes to protect the lives and property and integrity of this country,” Magashi said.
“They (the nominees) are extremely qualified for the job.”
Irabor, for his part, said he would use his experience to improve military performance.
“I want to lead the armed forces professionally,” he said.
“The mandate of the president is very clear to me and my colleagues. I had teaching and field experiences. “
Also speaking, Attahiru promised to “provide the right leadership” to ensure that Nigeria’s enemies are defeated.
“If confirmed, I will give the right leadership my vision of victory over all opponents of the Nigerian environment. “My mission and vision is to recompose the army,” he said.
After that, the joint committee went to a closed session.