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:


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:


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:


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:


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.

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