Buhari Names New Service Chiefs, NSA, As Badeh Others Dropped

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NSA 1 L-R; Chief of Air Staff; Air Vice Marshal Sadique Abubakar, Babagana Monguno,  National Security Adviser and Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin, Chief of  Defence Staff during their Visit to President  Mohammadu Buhari, at the Presidential Villa Abuja
NSA 1 L-R; Chief of Air Staff; Air Vice Marshal Sadique Abubakar, Babagana Monguno, National
Security Adviser and Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin, Chief of Defence Staff during their Visit to
President Mohammadu Buhari, at the Presidential Villa Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of new Service Chiefs and a National Security Adviser.

The President gave the approval for the appointment of the following:
Major-General Abayomi Gabriel Olonishakin as Chief of Defence Staff; Major-General T.Y. Buratai as Chief of Army Staff; Rear Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas as Chief of Naval Staff; Air Vice Marshal Sadique Abubakar as Chief of Air Staff; Air Vice Marshal Monday Riku Morgan as Chief of Defence Intelligence; Major-General Babagana Monguno (rtd.) as National Security Adviser.

Their appointment was announced in a statement signed by the Presidential Spokesman, Femi Adesina.

The new Chief of Defence Staff, Maj.-Gen. Olonishakin (N/6901) hails from Ekiti State. Until his appointment as Chief of Defence Staff , he was the Head of the Nigerian Army Training and Doctrine Command in Minna, Niger State.

The new Chief of Army Staff, Maj.-Gen. Buratai who hails from Borno State was until his appointment the Commander of the Multinational Joint Task Force which has its headquarters in Ndjamena. Maj-Gen.
Buratai has 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.

Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas
Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas

Their appointment was announced in a statement signed by the Presidential Spokesman, Femi Adesina.

The new Chief of Defence Staff, Maj.-Gen. Olonishakin (N/6901) hails from Ekiti State. Until his appointment as Chief of Defence Staff , he was the Head of the Nigerian Army Training and Doctrine Command in Minna, Niger State.

The new Chief of Army Staff, Maj.-Gen. Buratai who hails from Borno State was until his appointment the Commander of the Multinational Joint Task Force which has its headquarters in Ndjamena. Maj-Gen.
Buratai has 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.

Chief of  Defence Staff,  Major-General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin
Chief of Defence Staff, Major-General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin

 

The new Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Ibas (NN/0746) hails from Cross River State. He enlisted into the Nigerian Defence Academy as a member of the 26th Regular Course in 1979 and was commissioned as a
Sub-Lieutenant in 1983. His previous appointments include: Naval Provost Marshal, Chief Staff Officer, Naval Training Command, Chief of Administration, Naval Headquarters, Flag Officer Commanding Western
Naval Command and Chief of Logistics, Naval Headquarters. Until his appointment as Chief of Naval Staff, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Navy Holdings Limited.

Chief of Defence Intelligence, Air Vice Marshal Monday Riku Morgan
Chief of Defence Intelligence, Air Vice Marshal Monday Riku Morgan
Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal Sadique Abubakar
Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal Sadique Abubakar

The new Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal Abubakar (NAF/1433) hails from Bauchi State. His previous appointments include: Chief of Standards and Evaluation, NAF Headquarters; Chief of Defence
Communications and Air Officer Commanding, NAF Training Command. Until his new appointment as Chief of Air Staff, he was the Chief of Administration, NAF Headquarters.

The statement added that the new Service Chiefs will hold their appointments in an acting capacity until confirmed by the Senate.

The President had earlier in the day sacked the outgone Service Chiefs who served under the President Goodluck Jonathan’s led administration.

“President Buhari thanks the outgoing Service Chiefs and National Security Adviser for their services to the nation and wishes them well in their future endeavours” the statement read in part.

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