President Tinubu Sacks Security Chiefs - EDU-BIZNEWS


Monday, June 19, 2023

President Tinubu Sacks Security Chiefs

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu,  has finally relieved all the Service Chiefs of their duties, following his approval of  their immediate retirement from the service

Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), George Akume who announced the removal  in a statement by Director of Information,Willie Bassey, listed the service chiefs to include  Inspector-General of Police, Chief of Defence , Chief of Army Staff, Chief of Naval Staff and Chief of Air staff amongst others

Maj. Gen. C.G Musa according to the statement ,is now the Chief of Defence Staff, Maj. Gen T. A Lagbaja is now the Chief of Army Staff, Rear Admiral E. A Ogalla now the Chief of Naval Staff, AVM H.B Abubakar now the Chief of Air Staff, DIG Kayode Egbetokun now the Acting Inspector-General of Police and Maj. Gen. EPA Undiandeye is now the Chief of Defense Intelligence

Tinubu also approved the appointment of Adeniyi Adewale as the Acting Comptroller General of Customs. 

He takes over from Hameed Ali.

Similarly former EFCC boss , Nuhu Ribadu, is now National Security Adviser (NSA). Ribadu replaces Babagana Monguno as the nation’s NSA

“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,” Bassey stressed

President was only reacting to the persistent calls by civil society organisations that the security architecture be rejigged and fresh hands allowed to handle the nation’s security apparatus.

It will recalled that over 55,000 Nigerians were killed by terrorists, bandits, and armed gangs between May 2015 and May 2023, during the administration of immediate past President Muhammadu Buhari, according to verified data

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