Monday, July 13, 2015

Buhari names new service chiefs, NSA


Just few hours after sacking former service chiefs and National Security Adviser (NSA)P resident Muhammadu Buhari has approved their replacement, reports ITRealms.

The new service chiefs include, Major-General Abayomi Gabriel Olonishakin - Chief of Defence Staff;  Major-General T.Y. Buratai - Chief of Army Staff; Rear Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas - Chief of Naval Staff; Air Vice Marshal Sadique Abubakar - Chief of Air Staff; Air Vice Marshal Monday Riku Morgan - Chief of Defence Intelligence and Major-General Babagana Monguno (rtd.) as the National Security Adviser.

Special Adviser to the President on Media & Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, in a press statement confirmed this to ITRealms, just as he said that the new Chief of Defence Staff, Maj.-Gen. Olonishakin (N/6901) hails from Ekiti State and until his was the Head of the Nigerian Army Training and Doctrine Command in Minna, Niger State.

He also said that the new Chief of Army Staff, Maj.-Gen. Buratai is from Borno State and until his new appointment was the Commander of the Multinational Joint Task Force which has its headquarters in Ndjamena. Adesina noted that Maj-Gen. Buratai has 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 (NN/0746) hails from Cross River State and began his service with enlistment in 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 (NAF/1433) hails from Bauchi State and was previously appointed as Chief of Standards and Evaluation, NAF Headquarters; Chief of Defence Communications and Air Officer Commanding, NAF Training Command and until his  latest appointment was the Chief of Administration, NAF Headquarters.

The new Service Chiefs will hold their appointments in an acting capacity until confirmed by the Senate.
  +ITRealms DSA +Remmy Nweke (ITRealms)

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