President Muhammadu Buhari sacks NDDC board after a long silence concerning the whole drama. He has taken action as he appoints new Service Chiefs and a National Security Advisor after sacking those who formally held the positions.
Major-General Abayomi Gabriel Olonishakin was appointed as the Chief of Defense Staff; Major-General T.Y. Buratai was appointed as the Chief of Army Staff; Air Vice Marshal Sadique Abubakar as Chief of Air Staff; and Rear Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas as Chief of Naval Staff.
Also, Retired Major-General Babagana Monguno was appointed as the National Security Adviser; and Air Vice Marshal Monday Riku Morgan as the Chief of Defense Intelligence.
The appointments were said to have been conveyed by Femi Adesina, President Muhammadu Buhari’s spokesman.
Major Olonishakin is a native of Ekiti State. He was the Head of the Nigerian Army Training and Doctrine Command in Minna, Niger State until his appointment as the Chief of Defense Staff.
Major-General T.Y. Buratai, a native of Bornu State was the commander of Multi-national Joint Task Force whose headquarters is in Ndjamena until his appointment as the Chief of Army Staff. He previously served as commander of the Nigerian Army’s 2nd Brigade in Port Harcourt and Commander of the Nigerian Army School of Infantry in Jaji, Kaduna State.
Rear Admiral Ibas, the newly appointed Chief of Naval Staff is a native of Cross River State was a member of the 26th Regular Course of the Nigerian Defense Academy and commissioned as a Sub-Lieutenant. He was previously a Chief of Staff Officer, Naval Provost Marshal, Naval Training Command, Flag Officer Commanding Western Naval Command, etc. He was the Chief Executive Officer of Navy Holdings Limited until his new appointment.
Air Vice Marshal Abubakar is a native of Bauchi State. He was once the Chief of Standards and Evaluation (NAF Headquarters), Air Officer Commanding, and Chief of Air Defense Communications. He was the Chief of Administration, NAF Headquarters until his appointment as the Chief of Air Staff.
The new appointees were said to hold their new offices in an acting capacity until their appointments have been confirmed by the Nigerian Senate.
President Muhammadu Buhari however appreciated the outgoing Chiefs and National Security Adviser for their services to Nigeria and wished them well in their future endeavours.
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