President Bola Ahmed Tinubu of Nigeria has approved the removal of all service chiefs including the Inspector General of Police.
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu in a statement signed by the Director of Information in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Willie Bassey, and made available few hours ago indicated that the former Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Chairman, Nuhu Ribadu as the National Security Adviser, NSA.
The press statement reads thus:
PRESIDENT TINUBU RETIRES ALL SERVICE CHIEFS, ADVISERS, COMPTROLLER GENERAL OF CUSTOMS, APPOINTS NEW ONES
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, 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.
The newly appointed Officers are:
Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, National Security Adviser, Major General C.G Musa, Chief of Defence Staff, Major General T. A Lagbaja, Chief of Army Staff, Rear Admirral E. A Ogalla Chief of Naval Staff and Air Vice Marshall, (AVM) H.B Abubakar, Chief of Air Staff
Deputy Inspector General of Police, DIG Kayode Egbetokun, Acting Inspector-General of Police, and Major General EPA Undiandeye, Chief of Defense Intelligence.
Mr President has also approved the following appointments:
Colonel Adebisi Onasanya, Brigade of Guards Commander, Lieutenant Colonel Moshood Abiodun Yusuf, 7 Guards Battalion, Asokoro, Abuja, Lieutenant Colonel Auwalu Baba Inuwa, 177, Guards Battalion, Keffi, Nasarawa State, Lieutenant Colonel Mohammed J. Abdulkarim, 102 Guards Battalion, Suleja, Niger and Lieutenant Colonel 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:
Major Isa Farouk Audu, (N/14695), Commanding Officer, State House Artillery, Captain Kazeem Olalekan Sunmonu, (N/16183), Second-in-Command, State House Artillery, Major Kamaru Koyejo Hamzat, (N/14656), Commanding Officer, State House Military Intelligence, Major TS Adeola (N/12860), Commanding Officer, State House Armament and Lieutenant 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:
Hadiza Bala Usman, Special Adviser, Policy Coordination, Hannatu Musa Musawa, Special Adviser, Culture and Entertainment Economy, Senator Abdullahi Abubakar Gumel, Senior Special Assistant, National Assembly Matters (Senate) and Honorable (Barrister) Olarewaju Kunle Ibrahim, Senior Special Assistant, National Assembly Matters (House of Representatives).
Finally, the President has approved the appointment of Adeniyi Bashir Adewale as the Acring 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.