Breaking: Tinubu fires Service Chiefs, IGP, CG Customs

…Announces their replacements

…Makes other appointments

President Bola Tinubu sacked all Service Chiefs, the Inspector-General of Police, Advisers, Comptroller-General of Customs from Service.

According to a statement by Willie Bassey, Director, Information, for: Secretary to the Government of the Federation, on Monday, the president also announced their replacements with immediate effect.

According to the statement, tthe new appointments include Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, National Security Adviser, NSA, Maj. Gen. C.G Musa, Chief of Defence Staff, Maj. T. A Lagbaja, Chief of Army Staff, Rear Admiral E. Ogalla, Chief of Naval Staff and AVM H.B Abubakar, Chief of Air Staff.

Others are DIG Kayode Egbetokun, acting Inspector-General of Police and Maj. Gen. EPA Undiandeye, Chief of Defense Intelligence.

Other appointments include Col. Adebisi Onasanya, Brigade of Guards Commander, Lt. Col. Moshood Yusuf 7 Guards Battalion, Asokoro, Abuja, Lt. Col. Auwalu Inuwa 177, Guards Battalion, Keffi, Nasarawa State, Lt. Col. Mohammed Abdulkarim, 102 Guards Battalion, Suleja, Niger, and Lt. Col. Olumide Akingbesote, 176 Guards Battalion, Gwagwalada, Abuja.

Also appointed were Maj. Isa Farouk Audu, (N/14695) Commanding Officer State House Artillery, Capt. Kazeem Sunmonu (N/16183), Second-in-Command, State House Artillery, Maj. Kamaru Hamzat (N/14656), Commanding Officer, State House Military Intelligence, Maj. TS Adeola (N/12860), Commanding Officer, State House Armament and Lt. A. Aminu (N/18578), Second-in- Command, State House Armament.

Also, two additional Special Advisers, and two Senior Assistants, were appointed, namely Hadiza Usman, Special Adviser, Policy Coordination, Hannatu Musawa, Special Adviser, Culture and Entertainment Economy, Sen. Abdullahi Gumel, Senior Special Assistant, National Assembly Matters (Senate) and Olarewaju Ibrahim, Senior Special Assistant, National Assembly Matters (House of Representatives).

The President also appointed Adeniyi Adewale as the Ag. 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,” the statement added.

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