Nigeria’s President, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has approved the immediate retirement of all Service Chiefs and the Inspector-General of Police, Advisers, Comptroller-General of Customs from Service.
President Tinubu has equally announced their replacements with immediate effect.
Mallam Nuhu Ribadu is now the new National Security Adviser, NSA while Maj. Gen. C.G Musa is the new Chief of Defence Staff. Also, while Maj. T. A Lagbaja is the new Chief of Army Staff,
Rear Admirral E. A Ogalla is the new Chief of Naval Staff. AVM H.B Abubakar is the new Chief of Air Staff, DIG Kayode Egbetokun is the new Acting Inspector-General of Police, just as Maj. Gen. EPA Undiandeye is the new Chief of Defense Intelligence.
Also appointed are: Col. Adebisi Onasanya as the Brigade of Guards Commander; Lt. Col. Moshood Abiodun Yusuf, 7 Guards Battalion, Asokoro, Abuja; Lt. Col. Auwalu Baba Inuwa, 177 Guards Battalion, Keffi, Nasarawa State; Lt. Col. Mohammed J. Abdulkarim, 102 Guards Battalion, Suleja, Niger and Lt. Col. Olumide A. Akingbesote 176 Guards Battalion, Gwagwalada, Abuja.
Similarly, the President has approved the appointments of other Military Officers in the Presidential Villa as follows: Maj. Isa Farouk Audu – (N/14695), Commanding Officer State House Artillery; Capt. Kazeem Olalekan Sunmonu (N/16183), Second-in-Command, State House Artillery; Maj. Kamaru Koyejo Hamzat (N/14656), Commanding Officer, State House Military Intelligence, Maj. TS Adeola (N/12860), Commanding Officer, State House Armament and Lt. A. Aminu (N/18578), Second-in- Command, State House Armament.
The President further approved the appointments of two (2) additional Special Advisers and two (2) Senior Assistants, namely: Hadiza Bala Usman, Special Adviser, Policy Coordination; Hannatu Musa Musawa, Special Adviser, Culture and Entertainment Economy; Sen. Abdullahi Abubakar Gumel, Senior Special Assistant , National Assembly Matters (Senate); Hon. (Barr) Olarewaju Kunle Ibrahim, Senior Special Assistant, National Assembly Matters (House of Representatives).
Meanwhile, the President has approved the appointment of Adeniyi Bashir Adewale as the Ag. Comptroller General of Customs.
According to a statement signed by Willie Bassey, Director, Information, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, the appointed Service Chiefs, the Inspector General of Police, and the Comptroller General of Customs “are to act in their positions pending their confirmation in accordance with the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”
Photo: Bola Ahmed Tinubu, President, Federal Republic of Nigeria.
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