President Tinubu replaces all service chiefs, advisers, Comptroller-General of Customs

President Tinubu replaces all service chiefs, advisers, Comptroller-General of Customs

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, has taken a significant step by retiring all current service chiefs, the Inspector-General of Police, advisers, and the Comptroller-General of Customs.

This was disclosed in a statement on Monday June 19, 2023.

According to the statement, the retirement will be effective immediately, and replacements have already been appointed.

The newly appointed individuals are as follows:

  1. Mallam Nuhu Ribadu: National Security Adviser
  2. Maj. Gen. C.G Musa: Chief of Defence Staff
  3. Maj. Gen. T. A Lagbaja: Chief of Army Staff
  4. Rear Admiral E. A Ogalla: Chief of Naval Staff
  5. AVM H.B Abubakar: Chief of Air Staff
  6. DIG Kayode Egbetokun: Actin Inspector-General of Police
  7. Maj. Gen. EPA Undiandeye: Chief of Defense Intelligence

Also, President Tinubu has approved several other appointments:

  1. Col. Adebisi Onasanya: Brigade of Guards Commander
  2. Lt. Col. Moshood Abiodun Yusuf: 7 Guards Battalion, Asokoro, Abuja
  3. Lt. Col. Auwalu Baba Inuwa: 177 Guards Battalion, Keffi, Nasarawa State
  4. Lt. Col. Mohammed J. Abdulkarim: 102 Guards Battalion, Suleja, Niger
  5. Lt. Col. Olumide A. Akingbesote: 176 Guards Battalion, Gwagwalada, Abuja

The president has also made appointments of various military officers in the Presidential Villa:

  1. Maj. Isa Farouk Audu: Commanding Officer State House Artillery
  2. Capt. Kazeem Olalekan Sunmonu: Second-in-Command, State House Artillery.
  3. Maj. Kamaru Koyejo Hamzat: Commanding Officer, State House Military Intelligence
  4. Maj. TS Adeola: Commanding Officer, State House Armament
  5. Lt. A. Aminu: Second-in-Command, State House Armament

President Tinubu has also appointed two additional Special Advisers and two Senior Assistants:

  1. Hadiza Bala Usman: Special Adviser, Policy Coordination
  2. Hannatu Musa Musawa: Special Adviser, Culture and Entertainment Economy
  3. Sen. Abdullahi Abubakar Gumel: Senior Special Assistant, National Assembly Matters (Senate)
  4. Hon. (Barr) Olarewaju Kunle Ibrahim: Senior Special Assistant, National Assembly Matters (House of Representatives)

Lastly, Adeniyi Bashir Adewale has been appointed as the Acting Comptroller General of Customs.

It is important to note that all appointed Service Chiefs, the Inspector-General of Police, and the Comptroller General of Customs will assume their roles on an acting basis until their confirmation in accordance with the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

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