Following the resignation and retirement of the Service Chiefs in the wake of their ”inability to defeat Boko Haram and other insurgents in Nigeria”, President Muhammadu Buhari has immediately appointed new Service Chiefs in order to fill the vacuum and for a prompt action in tackling the current security situation in the country.

Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President {media and Publicity} in a statement released today said:

President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted the immediate resignation of the Service Chiefs, and their retirement from service.

Those involved are the Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin; Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai; Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ekwe Ibas; and Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar.

President Buhari thanks the outgoing Service Chiefs for what he calls their ‘overwhelming achievements in our efforts at bringing enduring peace to our dear country,’ wishing them well in their future endeavours.

The new Service Chiefs are: Major-General Leo Irabor, Chief of Defence Staff; Major-General I. Attahiru, Chief of Army Staff; Rear Admiral A.Z Gambo, Chief of Naval Staff; and Air-Vice Marshal I.O Amao, Chief of Air Staff.

The President congratulates the new Service Chiefs, and urges them to be loyal and dedicated in the discharge of their responsibilities.

You will recall that there had been several calls from Nigerians to Mr. President to relief the Service Chiefs of their duties in the face of their ”inability to defeat Boko Haram and other insurgents across the country.”

The expectations of the public from the the new Services Chiefs are high and its expected that they will be able to learn from their predecessors in order to be more pro-active in their own approaches at rescuing the current security challenges in Nigeria.

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