…names replacement for sacked officers
President Bola Tinubu, on Monday, fired all Service Chiefs, the Inspector-General of Police and advisers.
He also approved the replacement of the Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (rtd).
The President also approved the replacements for the sacked Service Chiefs with immediate effect.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation, George Akume, who announced the development in a statement, said the President also announced their replacements with immediate effect.
The appointed Service Chiefs, the Inspector-General of Police and the Comptroller General of Customs are, therefore, to occupy their individual offices in acting capacity, pending their confirmation in accordance with the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The full text of the statement from the SGF reads thus:
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY TO THE GOVERNMENT OF THE FEDERATION
PRESS & PUBLIC RELATIONS DEPARTMENT
June 19, 2023
PRESIDENT TINUBU RETIRES ALL SERVICE CHIEFS, ADVISERS, COMPTROLLER GENERAL OF CUSTOMS, APPOINTS NEW ONES
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, has approved the immediate retirement of all Service Chiefs and the Inspector-General of Police, Advisers, Comptroller-General of Customs from Service as well as their replacements with immediate effect.
The newly appointed Officers are:
S/N NAME APPOINTMENTS
1 Mallam Nuhu Ribadu National Security Adviser
2 Maj. Gen. C.G Musa Chief of Defence Staff
3 Maj. T. A Lagbaja Chief of Army Staff
4 Rear Admirral E. A Ogalla Chief of Naval
5 AVM H.B Abubakar Chief of Air Staff
6 DIG Kayode Egbetokun Acting Inspector-General of Police
7 Maj. Gen. EPA Undiandeye Chief of Defense Intelligence
Mr. President has also approved the appointments of two (2) additional Special Advisers, and two (2) Senior Assistants, namely:
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)
Finally, the President has approved the appointment of Adeniyi Bashir Adewale as the Ag. Comptroller General of Customs.
It is to be noted that the appointed Service Chiefs, the Inspector-General of Police and the Comptroller General of Customs are to act in their positions, pending their confirmation in accordance with the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
For: Secretary to the Government of the Federation