Nigeria: President Buhari appoints new Service Chiefs

President Muhammadu Buhari has announced the appointment of new Service Chiefs. They are; Maj Gen LEO Irabor, Chief of Defence Staff; Maj Gen I Attahiru, Chief of Army Staff; Rear Adm AZ Gambo, Chief of Naval Staff and AVM IO Alao, Chief of Air Staff.

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, disclosed this in a statement titled, ‘President Buhari appoints new service chiefs’.

According to the statement, the president thanks the outgoing Service Chiefs on efforts to bring enduring peace to the country. “President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted the immediate resignation of the Service Chiefs, and their retirement from service” He said.

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.

The President congratulates the new Service Chiefs, and urges them to be loyal and dedicated in the discharge of their responsibilities.”

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