President Muhammadu Buhari has finally sacked the service chiefs in the country with immediate effect and appointed new officers, after numerous calls by Nigerians over worsening insecurity in the country.
This was contained in a statement issued on Tuesday, January 26, 2020, by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, titled, “President Buhari appoints new service chiefs”.
It read, “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 President congratulates the new Service Chiefs, and urges them to be loyal and dedicated in the discharge of their responsibilities.”
KanyiDaily recalls there has been clamour for the President to replace the service chiefs who he appointed in 2015 in order to inject fresh bloods that would be able to tackle the widespread insecurity across the country.