Tuesday , February 9 2021

Buhari accepts resignation of service chiefs, appoints new ones

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

Mr Femi Adesina, the President’s spokesman confirmed this development in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday.

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 thanked the outgoing Service Chiefs for what he called their “overwhelming achievements in our efforts at bringing enduring peace to our dear country’’ He wished them well in their future endeavours.

Meanwhile, the President has approved 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. A. Z. Gambo, Chief of Naval Staff and AVM I.O. Amao, Chief of Air Staff.

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

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  1. Mr. President what have you been doing since. It is now too late for this action when Nigerians has been killed by Boko Haram. What about the NIN you are wickedly forcing Nigerians to enrol otherwise their sims are going to be disconnected? Is this what is applicable in other countries? The answer is no. I am in Australia. The government here does not force any one to have a card. They got their systems right that when you have passport you are already in their data base whether you are a citizen or not. You can purchase whatever sim you want just with your passport or Driver’s licence. Here if you like you can apply for your state identity card. It is not a compulsory thing. What a shame in Nigeria. Nigerians politicians and leaders are very good in perfecting anything about corruption, to steal is in their blood. Almost everything going wrong in Nigeria now. Is this the government to rescue the country?

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