Weeks after calls for dismissal of the service chiefs by the National assembly ,President Muhammadu Buhari has finally announced their replacements.
A tweet by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity Femi Adesina disclosed this.
Adesina wrote, “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.
According to Adesina, the President accepted the resignation of the former service chiefs.
“He congratulates outgoing Service Chiefs on efforts to bring enduring peace to the country.”
See full statement:
PRESIDENT BUHARI APPOINTS NEW SERVICE CHIEFS
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.
Special Adviser to the President
(Media and Publicity)
January 26, 2021