Exactly 3 weeks after his inauguration, President Bola Tinubu, on Monday, eliminated all carrier chiefs in Nigeria and appointed new ones whom he directed to renew with instant effect.
“President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, has permitted the instant retirement of all Service Chiefs and the Inspector-General of Police, Advisers, Comptroller-General of Customs from Service in addition to their replacements with instant effect,” stated a declaration through Willie Bassey, the Director of Information on behalf of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), George Akume.
Those affected withinside the exceptional shakeup encompass Alkali Usman who became eliminated because the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Lucky Irabor, sacked because the Chief of Defence Staff; Faruk Yahaya, retired because the Chief of Army Staff; Awwal Gambo, eliminated because the Chief of Naval Staff; and Isiaka Amao, retired as Chief of Air Staff.
The President eventually appointed new provider chiefs withinside the u . s . 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 because the country’s NSA.
Maj. Gen. C.G Musa is now the Chief of Defence Staff, Maj. Gen T. A Lagbaja is now the Chief of Army Staff, Rear Admiral E. A Ogalla now the Chief of Naval Staff, AVM H.B Abubakar now the Chief of Air Staff, DIG Kayode Egbetokun now the Acting Inspector-General of Police and Maj. Gen. EPA Undiandeye is now the Chief of Defense Intelligence.
Tinubu additionally authorised the appointment of Adeniyi Adewale because the Acting Comptroller General of Customs. He takes over from Hameed Ali.
“It is to be cited that the appointed Service Chiefs, the Inspector-General of Police and the Comptroller General of Customs are to behave of their positions, pending their affirmation according with the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” Bassey stressed.
The flow through the President accompanied chronic calls through civil society enterprises that the safety structure be rejigged and clean palms allowed to address the kingdom’s safety apparatus.
Between May 2015 and May 2023, verifiable records confirmed that over 55,000 Nigerians have been killed through terrorists, bandits, and armed gangs at some point of the management of instant beyond President Muhammadu Buhari. The former army head of nation become criticised with the aid of using many over the alarming killings withinside the united states beneathneath his watch.
During his inauguration speech, Tinubu, who took over from Buhari, his fellow birthday birthday celebration guy on May 29, 2023, promised to “protect the country from terror and all kinds of illegal activity that threaten the peace and balance of our usa”, including that “to correctly address this menace, we will reform each our safety doctrine and its structure”.
Tinubu had formerly suspended Abdulrasheed Bawa as EFCC chairman and Godwin Emefiele because the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
See full list:
Newly appointed Service Chiefs
1 Mallam Nuhu Ribadu National Security Adviser (NSA)
2 Maj. Gen. C.G Musa Chief of Defence Staff (CDS)
3 Maj. Gen. T. A Lagbaja Chief of Army Staff (COAS)
4 Rear Admiral E. A Ogalla Chief of Naval Staff (CNS)
5 AVM H.B Abubakar Chief of Air Staff (CAS)
6 DIG Kayode Egbetokun Ag Inspector-General of Police
7 Maj. Gen. EPA Undiandeye Chief of Defense Intelligence
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
6 Maj. Isa Farouk Audu (N/14695) Commanding Officer State House Artillery
7 Capt. Kazeem Olalekan Sunmonu (N/16183) Second-in-Command, State House Artillery
8 Maj. Kamaru Koyejo Hamzat (N/14656) Commanding Officer, State House Military Intelligence
9 Maj. T. S. Adeola (N/12860) Commanding Officer, State House Armament
10 Lt. A. Aminu (N/18578) Second-in- Command, State House Armament
11 Hadiza Bala Usman Special Adviser, Policy Coordination
12 Hannatu Musa Musawa Special Adviser, Culture and Entertainment Economy
13 Sen. Abdullahi Abubakar Gumel Senior Special Assistant , National Assembly Matters (Senate)
14 Hon. (Barr) Olarewaju Kunle Ibrahim Senior Special Assistant, National Assembly Matters (HoR)