The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, has relieved the senior Service Chiefs of their duties; appointing replacements in the respective cabinets.
In a statement released on Tuesday afternoon by Presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, the president had thanked the outgoing Chiefs for their endeavours and time during their service to the country, whilst announcing the newly appointed personnels.
“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 statement read.
Buhari also urged the newly appointed Service Chiefs to show commitment and dedication in carrying out their responsibilities in the war against insecurity.