ABUJA – JUNE 19, 2023 – In his efforts to build a solid administration, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, has approved the immediate retirement of all Service Chiefs and the Inspector-General of Police, Advisers, Comptroller-General of Customs from Service as well as their replacements with immediate effect.
According to a release e-signed and made available to StarTrend Int’l Magazine and online – www.startrendinternational.com by Willie Bassey, Director, Information, on behalf of Secretary to the Government of the Federation, the newly appointed Officers include Mallam Nuhu Ribadu as National Security Adviser; Maj. Gen. C.G. Musa as Chief of Defence Staff; Maj. Gen. T. A. Lagbaja as Chief of Army Staff; Rear Admiral E. A. Ogalla as Chief of Naval Staff; AVM H.B Abubakar as Chief of Air Staff; DIG Kayode Egbetokun as Acting Inspector-General of Police and Maj. Gen. EPA Undiandeye as Chief of Defense Intelligence.
The President also approved the appointments of Col. Adebisi Onasanya as Brigade of Guards Commander; Lt. Col. Moshood Abiodun Yusuf, 7 Guards Battalion, Asokoro, Abuja; Lt. Col. Auwalu Baba Inuwa, 177, Guards Battalion, Keffi, Nasarawa State; Lt. Col. Mohammed J. Abdulkarim, 102 Guards Battalion, Suleja, Niger and Lt. Col. Olumide A. Akingbesote, 176 Guards Battalion, Gwagwalada, Abuja.
He equally approved the appointments of other Military Officers in the Presidential Villa. They are Maj. Isa Farouk Audu (N/14695), Commanding Officer State House Artillery; Capt. Kazeem Olalekan Sunmonu (N/16183) Second-in-Command, State House Artillery; Maj. Kamaru Koyejo Hamzat (N/14656), Commanding Officer, State House Military Intelligence; Maj. T.S. Adeola (N/12860), Commanding Officer, State House Armament and Lt. A. Aminu (N/18578), Second-in-Command, State House Armament.
Two additional Special Advisers, and two Senior Assistants were also included in the new appointment. They are Hadiza Bala Usman, Special Adviser, Policy Coordination; Hannatu Musa Musawa, Special Adviser, Culture and Entertainment Economy; Sen. Abdullahi Abubakar Gumel, Senior Special Assistant, National Assembly Matters (Senate) and Hon. (Barr) Olarewaju Kunle Ibrahim, Senior Special Assistant, National Assembly Matters (House of Representatives).
He also approved the appointment of Adeniyi Bashir Adewale as the Ag. Comptroller General of Customs.
It was gathered 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.