President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has fired all of the Service Chiefs appointed by his predecessor, Muhammadu Buhari.
On Monday, June 19, 2023, Willie Bassey, the Director of Information, released a statement on behalf of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, George Akume.
According to the statement, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, ordered the immediate retirement of all Service Chiefs and the Inspector-General of Police, Advisers, and Comptroller-General of Customs from service, as well as their replacements, with immediate effect.
The full statement reads
PRESIDENT TINUBU RETIRES ALL SERVICE CHIEFS, ADVISERS, COMPTROLLER GENERAL OF CUSTOMS, APPOINTS NEW ONES
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, has approved the immediate retirement of all Service Chiefs and the Inspector-General of Police, Advisers, Comptroller-General of Customs from Service as well as their replacements with immediate effect.
The newly appointed Officers are:S/N NAME APPOINTMENTS1 Mallam Nuhu Ribadu National Security Adviser2 Maj. Gen. C.G Musa Chief of Defence Staff3 Maj. T. A Lagbaja Chief of Army Staff4 Rear Admirral E. A Ogalla Chief of Naval Staff5 AVM H.B Abubakar Chief of Air Staff6 DIG Kayode Egbetokun Acting Inspector-General of Police7 Maj. Gen. EPA Undiandeye Chief of Defense Intelligence
Mr President has also approved the following appointments:S/N NAME APPOINTMENTS1 Col. Adebisi Onasanya Brigade of Guards Commander2 Lt. Col. Moshood Abiodun Yusuf 7 Guards Battalion, Asokoro, Abuja3 Lt. Col. Auwalu Baba Inuwa 177, Guards Battalion, Keffi, Nasarawa State4 Lt. Col. Mohammed J. Abdulkarim 102 Guards Battalion, Suleja, Niger5 Lt. Col. Olumide A. Akingbesote 176 Guards Battalion, Gwagwalada, Abuja