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PRESIDENT TINUBU SACKS ALL SERVICE CHIEFS.

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President Bola Tinubu yesterday removed all service chiefs in Nigeria and appointed new ones whom he directed to resume with immediate effect.

In a statement by Willie Bassey, Director of Information on behalf of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF GEORGE AKUME those affected in the surprise shakeup included Alkali Usman who was removed as the Inspector-General of Police IGP, Lucky Irabor, sacked as the Chief of Defense Staff; Faruk Yahaya retired as the Chief of Army Staff, Awwal Gambo removed as the Chief of Naval Staff and Isiaka Amao retired as Chief of Air Staff.

The President named a former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, Nuhu Ribadu, as his new National Security Adviser NSA to replace Babagana Monguno, Major General C.G Musa is now the Chief of Defense Staff, Major Gen T. A Lagbaja Chief of Army Staff, Rear Admiral E. A. Ogalla Chief of Naval Staff, and AVM H.B Abubakar now the Chief of Air Staff,

DIG Kayode Egbetokun now the Acting Inspector-General of Police and Maj. Gen. EPA Undiandeye is now the Chief of Defense Intelligence and Adeniyi Adewale took over from Hameed Ali as the Acting Comptroller General of Customs.

Tinubu last night also approved the immediate dissolution of the governing boards of all federal government parastatals, agencies, institutions, and government-owned companies.

Written by: Ella Adike

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