At last Buhari Sacks Service Chiefs… Appoints replacements


President Muhammadu Buhari has at last bowed to popular pressure by appointing new service chiefs.

The new service chiefs are, Maj. Gen Leo Irabor, one time Army Spokeman, Maj. Gen Ibrahim Attahiru, (Army), AVM I.O AMAO, (AIR FORCE), Rear Adm AZ Gambo (Navy),

The Special Adviser, Media President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina said in a statement on Tuesday the President accepted their letters of immediate resignation.

He commended them for their efforts and what he described as their overwhelming efforts to sustain peace in the country.

The President charged the new service chiefs to be dedicated and loyal in the discharge of their responsibilities.

“President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted the immediate resignation of the Service Chiefs, and their retirement from service.

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 Service Chiefs for what he calls their “overwhelming achievements in our efforts at bringing enduring peace to our dear country,” wishing 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 the new Service Chiefs, and urges them to be loyal and dedicated in the discharge of their responsibilities.”


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