Why Retired Naval Chief Awwal Gambo Will Hand Over On Friday – Navy

The recently retired Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo will handle over to his successor, Rear Admiral Ikechukwu Ogalla at a public ceremony on Friday, June 23, the Nigerian Navy has said.

Awwal Gambo

This comes on the heels of reports making the rounds that Gambo allegedly refused to hand over to Ogalla after President Bola Tinubu retired all service chiefs on Monday and appointed new ones including Ogalla.

“Suffice to state that handing and taking over ceremony in the Nigerian Navy from inception is procedural. Upon the announcement of the change of the ‘Watch on deck’, the outgoing CNS is expected to give a detailed brief to the incoming CNS, tour key naval facilities, and perform the ceremonial lowering of ensign.

“Accordingly, the programme of events leading to the formal handing and taking over ceremony has kicked off to culminate at a public ceremony on Friday 23 June 2023 in line with age-long naval tradition,” said Naval Director of Information, AO Ayo-Vaughan in a statement.

While refuting the reports that Gambo refused to hand over, the naval spokesman advised members of the public to discountenance “the malicious publication and erroneous information as a figment of the reporter’s imagination.”

“Instructively, it is pertinent to mention that sister Services are also due to hand over as they have set aside specific dates for their handing and taking over ceremonies. Members of the public are therefore advised to discountenance the malicious publication and erroneous information as a figment of imagination,” Ayo-Vaughan stated.

Meanwhile, Kanyi Daily reported that the Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun, has officially assumed office as the 22nd police boss.

The former IG, Usman Baba Alkali, officially handed over to Egbetokun today, Wednesday, during a Handing/Taking Over Ceremony of the Inspector-General of Police at the Louis Edet House, Force Headquarters, Abuja.

After assuming the helm of affairs of the police force, Egbetokun assured that the force will strive for excellence and accountability to Nigerians.

He also promised to provide adequate security for Nigerians, with the assistance of other security agencies.

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