Wike blasts Senate for confirming ex-service Chiefs as Ambassadors

Nyesom Wike, the Rivers State Governor, has taken a swipe at the Nigerian Senate for confirming the immediate past Service Chiefs as Non-Career Ambassador-Designates.

Recall that the Senate Tuesday confirmed the appointment of the immediate past service chiefs; Abayomi Olonisakin, former chief of defence staff; Tukur Buratai, former chief of army staff; Ibok-Ete Ibas, former chief of naval staff, and Sadique Abubakar, former chief of air staff as Ambassadors, allegedly without recourse to the petitions against them.

In his reaction on the confirmation, the Rivers State Governor said Nigerians were disappointed with the action of the Senate.

Wike while hosting the Senate Committee on Niger-Delta at the Government House Port Harcourt, led by Senator Peter Nwaboshi, said the Senators did not act like distinguished people.

“Let me express the dismay of most Nigerians to the Senate. So you can convey this to the Nigerian Senate.

“You people sat and said that they should dismiss Service Chiefs that they are not performing but the same people you said are not performing you have cleared as Ambassadors.

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“There are things you can’t reconcile. That word distinguished should mean a lot to Senators,” Wike said.

The Senate Committee on Niger-Delta led by Senator Peter Nwaboshi said they were in Rivers State ahead of the Commissioning of the Niger-Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Headquarters and to seek the support of Governor Wike for the development of the Niger-Delta region.

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