-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA):
After a long call for the replacement of Nigeria’s service chiefs which many Nigerians say have overstayed their usefulness, following heightened national insecurity, President Muhammadu Buhari has at last, heeded to voice of wisdom by appointing new service chiefs to oversee the already porous security situations in the country.
The replaced service chiefs were appointed by Buhari in 2015 after he was elected to his first presidential term in office.
In the statement made available to Blank NEWS Online, the Presidential media aide, Femi Adesina said Buhari has accepted the immediate resignation of the Service Chiefs, and their retirement from service.
“PMB appoints new Service Chiefs. Maj Gen LEO Irabor, CDS, Maj Gen I Attahiru, Army, Rear Adm AZ Gambo, Navy, AVM IO Alao, Air Force. He congratulates outgoing Service Chiefs on efforts to bring enduring peace to the country,” Adesina tweeted.
“Irabor replaces Defense Chief Abayomi Olonisakin, while Army Chief Tukur Buratai is succeeded by Attahiru.
“Gambo would now head the Navy, replacing Navy Chief Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas while Alao takes over from Air Chief Sadique Abubakar.”