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President Buhari Assembles His Service Chiefs, Securithy Adviser

The New Appointed Service Chiefs

President Muhammadu Buhari has finally dispensed with the Service Chiefs and National Security Adviser (NSA) who he inherited from the immediate past President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan.
In their places were the appointment of new set of security chiefs today. They are Major-General Abayomi Gabriel Olonishakin as Chief of Defence Staff; Major-General T.Y. Buratai as Chief of Army Staff; Rear Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas as Chief of Naval Staff and Air Vice Marshal Sadique Abubakar as Chief of Air Staff.
Others are Air Vice Marshal Monday Riku  Morgan as Chief of Defence Intelligence; Major-General Babagana Monguno (rtd.) As National Security Adviser
A statement by special adviser to the President on media and publicity, Femi Adesina said tht the new Chief of Defence Staff, Maj.-Gen. Olonishakin hails from Ekiti State.
Until his appointment as Chief of Defence Staff today, he was the Head of the Nigerian Army Training and Doctrine Command in Minna, Niger State.
The statement also said that the new Chief of Army Staff, Maj.-Gen. Buratai hails from Borno State and that until his new appointment, he was the Commander of the Multinational Joint Task Force which has its headquarters in Ndjamena.
Maj-Gen. Buratai was said to have previously served as Commander of the Nigerian Army’s 2nd Brigade in Port Harcourt and Commander of the Nigerian Army School of Infantry in Jaji, Kaduna State.
The new Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral  Ibas hails from Cross River State. He enlisted into the Nigerian Defence Academy as  a member of the 26th Regular Course in 1979 and was commissioned as a Sub-Lieutenant in 1983.  His previous appointments include: Naval Provost Marshal, Chief Staff Officer, Naval Training Command, Chief of Administration, Naval Headquarters, Flag Officer Commanding Western Naval Command and Chief of Logistics, Naval Headquarters. Until his appointment as Chief of Naval Staff, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Navy Holdings Limited.
The new Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal Abubakar hails from Bauchi State.  His previous appointments include: Chief of Standards and Evaluation, NAF Headquarters; Chief of Defence Communications and Air Officer Commanding, NAF Training Command. Until his new appointment today as Chief of Air Staff, he was the Chief of Administration, NAF Headquarters.
The new Service Chiefs will hold their appointments in an acting capacity until confirmed by the Senate.
The statement quoted President Buhari as expressing appreciation to the outgoing Service Chiefs and National Security Adviser for their services to the nation and wished them well in their future endeavours. [myad]

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