Nigeria, Jan. 29 -- President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the National Assembly, seeking confirmation of the recently appointed service chiefs.

According to a statement signed by the Special Adviser to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Babajide Omoworare, Mr Buhari's letter to Senate President Ahmad Lawan was dated January 27.

The presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, announced the appointment of the service chiefs on Tuesday.

Those appointed include Lucky Irabor, a major general, as the Chief of Defence Staff.

Others are Ibrahim Attahiru, a major general, as Chief of Army Staff, Auwal Gambo, a rear admiral, as Chief of Naval Staff and Isyaka Amao, an air vice marshal, as Chief of Air Staff.

They replace the...