The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has accepted the resignation and retirement of the former service chiefs from active service, replacing them with immediate effect.
This announcement was made by the President and also announced through his official Twitter handle. He also took the opportunity to announce the new service chiefs who take charge from their predecessors.
I have accepted the immediate resignation of the Service Chiefs, and their retirement from service. I thank them all for their overwhelming achievements in our efforts at bringing enduring peace to Nigeria, and wish them well in their future endeavours.
— Muhammadu Buhari (@MBuhari) January 26, 2021
In his twitter post, the president thanked the outgoing service chiefs, and took the opportunity to announce their replacements.
The new Service Chiefs to replace the retired officers are Major-General Leo Irabor, Chief of Defence Staff; Major-General I. Attahiru, Chief of Army Staff; Rear Admiral A.Z Gambo, Chief of Naval Staff and Air-Vice Marshal I.O Amao, Chief of Air Staff.
Nigerians’ have in recent times have clamoured for the replacement of the former service chiefs due to the state of the country’s security situation, calling for fresh minds and ideas to helm the affairs of the country’s security forces.