The president of the federal republic of Nigeria Major General Mohammadu Buhari (Rtd) has approved the immediate relief of duty of the service chiefs of Nigerian armed forces.
This announcement was made by the senior aide to the president Mr. Adesina. The presidency has also appointed the immediate replacements.
According to the statement: “Those involved are the Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin; Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai; Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ekwe Ibas; and Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar.
“President Buhari thanks the outgoing Chiefs for what he calls their “overwhelming achievements in our efforts at bringing enduring peace to our dear country,” and wished them well in their future endeavours.
“The new Service Chiefs are Major-General Leo Irabor, Chief of Defence Staff; Major-General I. Attahiru, Chief of Army Staff; Rear Admiral A. Z. Gambo, Chief of Naval Staff; and Air-Vice Marshal I.O Amao, Chief of Air Staff.
“The President congratulates them new Service Chiefs, and urges them to be loyal and dedicated in the discharge of their responsibilities.” The statement concluded.
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