President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted the immediate resignation of the Service Chiefs, and their retirement from service.
Femi Adesina, special adviser media and publiciity in a statement said those involved are the Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin; Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai; Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ekwe Ibas; and Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar.
President Buhari thanks the outgoing Service Chiefs for what he calls their “overwhelming achievements in our efforts at bringing enduring peace to our dear country,” wishing them well in their future endeavours.
He also appointed new hands to take over the batons of piloting the security affairs of the country.
Adesina wrote, “PMB appoints new Service Chiefs. Maj Gen LEO Irabor, CDS, Maj Gen I Attahiru, Army, Rear Adm AZ Gambo, Navy, AVM IO AMao, Air Force.
“He congratulates outgoing Service Chiefs on efforts to bring enduring peace to the country.”