Know Nigeria’s new service chiefs, NSA, IG, customs DG
President Bola Tinubu has approved 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.
This action was coming exactly three weeks after his inauguration. The president via a statement by the Director, Information, Office of the Secretary-General to the Federation, Willie Bassey, on Monday notified Nigerians of the removal of all service chiefs in Nigeria and appointed new ones whom he directed to resume with immediate effect.
“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,” said a statement by Willie Bassey, the Director of Information on behalf of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, George Akume.
Those affected in the unprecedented shakeup include Alkali Usman who was removed as the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Lucky Irabor, sacked as the Chief of Defence Staff; Faruk Yahaya, retired as the Chief of Army Staff; Awwal Gambo, removed as the Chief of Naval Staff; Isiaka Amao, retired as Chief of Air Staff.
The President subsequently appointed new service chiefs in the country and named a former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Nuhu Ribadu, as his new National Security Adviser (NSA). Ribadu replaces Babagana Monguno as the nation’s NSA.
Tinubu also approved the appointment of Adeniyi Adewale as the Acting Comptroller General of Customs.
The newly appointees are:
1. Mallam Nuhu Ribadu National Security Adviser.
2 Maj. Gen. C.G Musa Chief of Defence Staff.
3 Maj. T. A Lagbaja Chief of Army Staff
4 Rear Admirral E. A Ogalla Chief of Naval Staff.
5 AVM H.B Abubakar Chief of Air Staff.
6 DIG Kayode Egbetokun Acting Inspector-General of Police.
7 Maj. Gen. EPA Undiandeye Chief of Defense Intelligence.
Mr President has also approved the following appointments:
1 Col. Adebisi Onasanya Brigade of Guards Commander.
2 Lt. Col. Moshood Abiodun Yusuf 7 Guards Battalion, Asokoro, Abuja.
3 Lt. Col. Auwalu Baba Inuwa 177, Guards Battalion, Keffi, Nasarawa State.
4 Lt. Col. Mohammed J. Abdulkarim 102 Guards Battalion, Suleja, Niger.
5 Lt. Col. Olumide A. Akingbesote 176 Guards Battalion, Gwagwalada, Abuja.
Similarly, the President has approved the appointments of other Military Officers in the Presidential Villa as follows:
1 Maj. Isa Farouk Audu
(N/14695) Commanding Officer State House Artillery.
2 Capt. Kazeem Olalekan Sunmonu (N/16183) Second-in-Command, State House Artillery.
3 Maj. Kamaru Koyejo Hamzat (N/14656) Commanding Officer, State House Military Intelligence.
4 Maj. TS Adeola (N/12860) Commanding Officer, State House Armament.
5 Lt. A. Aminu (N/18578) Second-in- Command, State House Armament.
Mr. President has also approved the appointments of two (2) additional Special Advisers, and two (2) Senior Assistants, namely:
1 Hadiza Bala Usman Special Adviser, Policy Coordination.
2 Hannatu Musa Musawa Special Adviser, Culture and Entertainment Economy.
3 Sen. Abdullahi Abubakar Gumel Senior Special Assistant, National Assembly Matters (Senate).
4 Hon. (Barr) Olarewaju Kunle Ibrahim Senior Special Assistant, National Assembly Matters (House of Representatives)
Finally, the President has approved the appointment of Adeniyi Bashir Adewale as the Ag. Comptroller General of Customs.
It is to be noted that the appointed Service Chiefs, the Inspector-General of Police and the Comptroller General of Customs are to act in their positions, pending their confirmation in accordance with the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
For: Secretary to the Government of the Federation.
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