Buhari Appoints New Service Chiefs, Make Replacements

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed new Service Chiefs for the nation’s security apparatus after sacking the previous holder of the positions.  

This was announced on Tuesday by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.

He tweeted, “PMB appoints new Service Chiefs. Maj Gen LEO Irabor, CDS, Maj Gen I Attahiru, Army, Rear Adm AZ Gambo, Navy, AVM IO Alao, Air Force. He congratulates outgoing Service Chiefs on efforts to bring enduring peace to the country.”

Buhari also confirmed the development, saying, “I have accepted the immediate resignation of the Service Chiefs, and their retirement from service. I thank them all for their overwhelming achievements in our efforts at bringing enduring peace to Nigeria, and wish them well in their future endeavours.”

“I have also appointed new Service Chiefs, to replace the retired officers: 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 Air-Vice Marshal I.O Amao, Chief of Air Staff.”

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