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Politics - June 19, 2023

President Tinubu sacks all service chiefs,  heads of paramilitary, appoints new ones 


Stanley Ihedigbo


President Bola Ahmed Tinubu,  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.

According to the Director, Information to  Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Willie Bassey, the newly appointed officers are,  Mallam Nuhu Ribadu National Security Adviser, Maj. Gen. C.G Musa Chief of Defence Staff, Maj. T. A Lagbaja Chief of Army Staff, Rear Admirral E. A Ogalla Chief of Naval Staff, AVM H.B Abubakar Chief of Air Staff, DIG Kayode Egbetokun Acting Inspector-General of Police and Maj. Gen. EPA Undiandeye Chief of Defense Intelligence.

He said that the President also approved the appointments, Col. Adebisi Onasanya, Brigade of Guards Commander,  Lt. Col. Moshood Abiodun Yusuf , 7 Guards Battalion, Asokoro, Abuja,  Lt. Col. Auwalu Baba Inuwa 177, Guards Battalion, Keffi, Nasarawa State,  Lt. Col. Mohammed J. Abdulkarim,  102 Guards Battalion, Suleja, Niger and
Lt. Col. Olumide A. Akingbesote,  176 Guards Battalion, Gwagwalada, Abuja.

Similarly, the President  approved the appointments of other Military officers in the Presidential Villa and they are, Maj. Isa Farouk Audu,
(N/14695) Commanding Officer State House Artillery,  Capt. Kazeem Olalekan Sunmonu (N/16183) , Second-in-Command, State House Artillery, Maj. Kamaru Koyejo Hamzat,  (N/14656) Commanding Officer, State House Military Intelligence, Maj. TS Adeola (N/12860),  Commanding Officer, State House Armament and Lt. A. Aminu (N/18578),  Second-in- Command, State House Armament.

Mr. President  also approved the appointments of two  additional Special Advisers, and two (2) Senior Assistants. They are , Hadiza Bala Usman, Special Adviser, Policy Coordination,  Hannatu Musa Musawa,  Special Adviser, Culture and Entertainment Economy, Sen. Abdullahi Abubakar Gumel , Senior Special Assistant , National Assembly Matters (Senate) and Hon. (Barr) Olarewaju Kunle Ibrahim, Senior Special Assistant, National Assembly Matters (House of Representatives).

President  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,” he stated.


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