April 15, 2024

President Tinubu retires service chiefs, appoints new ones

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, has made significant changes in the leadership of Nigeria’s security and customs agencies, as announced by Willie Bassey, Director of Information. The President has approved the retirement of all Service Chiefs, the Inspector-General of Police, Advisers, and the Comptroller-General of Customs, effective immediately.

To fill these important positions, President Tinubu has appointed the following individuals:

  • Mallam Nuhu Ribadu as the National Security Adviser
  • Maj. Gen. C.G Musa as the Chief of Defence Staff
  • Maj. Gen. T. A Lagbaja as the Chief of Army Staff
  • Rear Admiral E. A Ogalla as the Chief of Naval Staff
  • AVM H.B Abubakar as the Chief of Air Staff
  • DIG Kayode Egbetokun as the Acting Inspector-General of Police
  • Maj. Gen. EPA Undiandeye as the Chief of Defense Intelligence

In addition, President Tinubu has made further appointments, including:

  • Col. Adebisi Onasanya as the Brigade of Guards Commander
  • Lt. Col. Moshood Abiodun Yusuf as the commander of the 7 Guards Battalion, Asokoro, Abuja
  • Lt. Col. Auwalu Baba Inuwa as the commander of the 177 Guards Battalion, Keffi, Nasarawa State
  • Lt. Col. Mohammed J. Abdulkarim as the commander of the 102 Guards Battalion, Suleja, Niger
  • Lt. Col. Olumide A. Akingbesote as the commander of the 176 Guards Battalion, Gwagwalada, Abuja

Additionally, several military officers have been appointed within the Presidential Villa, including:

  • Maj. Isa Farouk Audu as the Commanding Officer of the State House Artillery
  • Capt. Kazeem Olalekan Sunmonu as the Second-in-Command of the State House Artillery
  • Maj. Kamaru Koyejo Hamzat as the Commanding Officer of the State House Military Intelligence
  • Maj. TS Adeola as the Commanding Officer of the State House Armament
  • Lt. A. Aminu as the Second-in-Command of the State House Armament

Furthermore, President Tinubu has appointed two Special Advisers and two Senior Assistants:

  • Hadiza Bala Usman as the Special Adviser for Policy Coordination
  • Hannatu Musa Musawa as the Special Adviser for Culture and Entertainment Economy
  • Sen. Abdullahi Abubakar Gumel as the Senior Special Assistant for National Assembly Matters (Senate)
  • Hon. (Barr) Olarewaju Kunle Ibrahim as the Senior Special Assistant for National Assembly Matters (House of Representatives)

Lastly, Adeniyi Bashir Adewale has been appointed as the Acting Comptroller General of Customs.

It is important to note that the newly appointed individuals will serve in their respective positions on an interim basis, pending their confirmation in accordance with the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

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