Service Chiefs Finally Resign, as Buhari Names Replacements
After persistent calls for their removal, Nigeria’s security service chiefs have finally tendered their resignations, to which President Muhammadu Buhari has accented.
Buhari accepted the immediate resignation of the Service Chiefs, signalling their retirement from service, according to a statement issued by his special adviser to on media and publicity, Femi Adesina in Abuja on Tuesday.
The statement said: “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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