Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has yielded to the call by many Nigerians on the need to change security chiefs to fresh hands and fresh ideas in tackling the failing security architecture of the country.
On Tuesday, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina announced the changes and retirement of the service chiefs 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 Muhammadu Buhari has accepted the immediate resignation of the Service Chiefs and appointed new officers as replacements.
President Buhari appreciated 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.
He congratulated the new Service Chiefs and urged them to be loyal and dedicated in the discharge of their responsibilities.