Dino Melaye: An ad hoc committee will screen service chiefs

The senator representing Kogi-West senatorial district, Dino Melaye, has stated that the non-composition of senate standing committees by the Senator Bukola Saraki-led Senate would not affect the screening of the newly appointed service chiefs when the upper chamber resumes plenary next week.

Melaye, who stated this in an interview on Sunday said the development would make the Senate leadership set up an ad hoc committee that would carry out the work of three committees of Defence and Army, Navy and Air Force.

“I think the Senate President will announce the names of standing committees as soon as the Senate resumes plenary next week. However, an ad hoc committee would be set up to screen the service chiefs,” he said.

President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to send a letter to the Senate president as from July 28, informing him of the appointment of the new service chiefs and seeking senate’s screening and clearance.

It was also learnt that the screening will not be made public because of the security nature of the offices of the security chiefs.

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