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.
This was contained in a statement issued by Willie Bassey, Director, Information for Secretary to the Government of the Federation.
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 Cconstitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
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
Also appointed are 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 has approved the appointments of other Military Officers in the Presidential Villa as follows: S/N NAME APPOINTMENTS 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)