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Tuesday, 14 July 2015
Buhari appoints new service chiefs
President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed new service chiefs and a new National Security Adviser. This is coming after he relieved the former service chiefs of their appointments.
The new Chief of Defence Staff is Major General Abayomi Gabriel Olonishakin, while Major General T.Y Buratai is new Chief of Army Staff. Rear Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas is Chief of Naval Staff while Air Vice Marshall Sadique Abubakar is the Chief of Air Staff.
Major General Babagana Monguno (Rtd) is the new National Security Adviser. Air Vice Marshall Monday Riku Morgan becomes the new Chief of Defence Intelligence.
In a statement by the Special Adviser to the President, Femi Adesina, all new Service Chiefs appointments will be acting until confirmed by the senate.