Tinubu Sacks Service Chiefs, Customs CG, Upgrades Ribadu To NSA

National Security Adviser, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu

By Bukola Kayode

President Bola Tinubu moves to consolidate power continues with a major sweep of the security agencies and appointment of new Special Advisers.

The Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation Monday evening announced the sack of the Service Chiefs and the Inspector-General of Police.

The statement signed by Willie Bassey, Director, Information Office of Secretary to the Government of the Federation indicates that Mallam Nuhu Ribadu is the new National Security Adviser. This is while Maj. Gen. C.G Musa is the new Chief of Defence Staff, Maj. T. A Lagbaja         is Chief of Army Staff, Rear Admirral E. A Ogalla is Chief of Naval Staff and AVM H.B Abubakar was appointed Chief of Air Staff. 

For the police,  DIG Kayode Egbetokun takes over asActing Inspector-General of Police and          Maj. Gen. EPA Undiandeye has been appointed Chief of Defense Intelligence.

Read full statement bellow:

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY TO THE GOVERNMENT OF THE FEDERATION

PRESS & PUBLIC RELATIONS DEPARTMENT

June 19,  2023

PRESS RELEASE

*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 Staff

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 following appointments:

S/N        NAME             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

Similarly, the President has approved the appointments of other Military Officers in the Presidential Villa as follows:

S/N        NAME             APPOINTMENTS

1            Maj.  Isa Farouk Audu

(N/14695)              Commanding Officer State House Artillery

2            Capt. Kazeem Olalekan Sunmonu (N/16183)              Second-in-Command, State House Artillery

3            Maj. Kamaru Koyejo Hamzat (N/14656)              Commanding Officer, State House Military Intelligence

4            Maj. TS Adeola (N/12860)              Commanding Officer, State House Armament

5            Lt. A. Aminu (N/18578)              Second-in- Command, State House Armament

Mr. President has also approved the appointments of two (2) additional Special Advisers, and two (2) Senior Assistants, namely:

S/N        NAME             APPOINTMENTS

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.

Willie Bassey

Director, Information

For: Secretary to the Government of the Federation

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