President 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.
A statement released by Willie Bassey, Director of Information, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, says the newly appointed Officers are:
Mallam Nuhu Ribadu National Security Adviser
Maj. Gen. C.G Musa
Chief of Defence Staff
Maj. Gen. T. A Lagbaja
Chief of Army Staff
Rear Admirral E. A Ogalla Chief of Naval Staff
AVM H.B Abubakar
Chief of Air Staff
DIG Kayode Egbetokun Acting Inspector-General of Police
Maj. Gen. EPA Undiandeye Chief of Defense Intelligence
Mr President has also approved the following appointments:
S/N NAME APPOINTMENTS
Col. Adebisi Onasanya 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
Lt. Col. Olumide A. Akingbesote 176 Guards Battalion, Gwagwalada, Abuja
Similarly, the President has approved the appointments of other Military Officers in the Presidential Villa as follows:
S/N NAME APPOINTMENTS
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. TS Adeola (N/12860) Commanding Officer, State House Armament
Lt. A. Aminu (N/18578) Second-in- Command, State House Armament
Mr. President has also approved the appointments of two (2) additional Special Advisers, and two (2) Senior Assistants, namely:
S/N NAME APPOINTMENTS
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)
Hon. (Barr) Olarewaju Kunle Ibrahim Senior Special Assistant, National Assembly Matters (House of Representatives)
Finally, the President has approved the appointment of Adeniyi Bashir 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.
Meet the new service chiefs (photos)
President Tinubu this evening fired the former Service Chiefs and appointed new ones. See below the new security chiefs and their states of origin.
Meet the New Acting Inspector-General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun
Born on Sept. 4, 1964 in Erinja, Yewa South Local Government Area of Ogun State, Egbetokun enlisted into the Nigeria Police Force on March 3, 1990, as a Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police.
In 1999, he was appointed Chief Security Officer to Governor of Lagos State, Senator Bola Tinubu.
He served as the Commander, Rapid Response Squad, Lagos, Squadron Commander, Mopol 5, Benin, Benin City, Officer-in-Charge, Anti-Fraud Unit, FCT Command, Abuja; Chief Superintendent of Police, Administration, Lagos State Command Head Quarters, Ikeja; Area Commander, Osogbo, Osun State Command; and Area Commander, Gusau, Zamfara State Command, among others.
Egbetokun graduated from the University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba, Lagos, with Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics in June 1987; and lectured Mathematics briefly at Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, before his enlistment into the Police Force.
His other academic qualifications include MSC Engineering Analysis, also from the University of Lagos, Akoka, 1996; Post-Graduate Diploma in Petroleum Economics from Delta State University, Abraka, 2000; and an MBA from Lagos State University, Ojo, 2004.
A 1987 graduate of Mathematics from University of Lagos (UNILAG), Egbetokun lectured Mathematics briefly at Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, before his enlistment into the police.
He also holds MSc Engineering Analysis from UNILAG, Postgraduate Diploma in Petroleum Economics from Delta State University, Abraka, and MBA from Lagos State University, Ojo.
He is married with children.
The new Chief of Defense Intelligence, Major General EPA Undiandeye
He’s from Cross River State.
Meet Rear Admiral Emmanuel Ikechukwu Ogalla, the new Chief of Naval Staff.
He is from Enugu State .
Meet the New Comptroller General of Customs, Adeniyi Bashir Adewale.
He is from Osun state.
Air Vice Marshal Hassan Bala Abubakar, Newly appointed Chief of Staff to Nigeria AirForce. He hails from Shanono LGA, Kano State.
Meet Major General Christopher Gwabin Musa, the new Chief of Defence Staff
He is from zangon kataf local government area in Kaduna state
Meet Newly appointed Chief of Nigerian Army Staff, Major General Taoreed Lagbaja.
He hails from Irepedun LGA, Osun State.