President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted the immediate resignation of the Service Chiefs, and their retirement from service.
Buhari thanked 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.
Special Adviser On Media And Publicity To President, Femi Adesina, made this known in a tweet on Tuesday.
The new Service Chiefs 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.
“He congratulates outgoing Service Chiefs on efforts to bring enduring peace to the country.”
The move by the President comes after several demands by Nigerians that the President replace the service chiefs and rejig Nigeria’s military apparatus to effectively combat the vagaries of security challenges confronting the nation in recent times.