Nigeria’s Senate Confirms Farouk Yahaya as New COAS

The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday confirmed the appointment of Major General Farouk Yahaya as the Chief of Army Staff, COAS.

President Buhari appointed Farouk Yahaya as the Chief of Army Staff following the death of the former Lieutenant General Ibrahim Athahiru in a plane crash in Kaduna along with 10 others in May.

The Senate had last week grilled Yahaya on his suitability for the job.

Yahaya‘s confirmation followed the presentation and consideration of the report of the Joint Senate Committee on Defence and Army at plenary.

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