L-R: Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Iba; Chief of Army Staff, Maj.-Gen Abayomi Olonisakin; Chief of Defence Intelligence, AirVice Marshal Morgan Riku; National Security Adviser, Maj.-Gen BabaganaMongunu (rtd) Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and President Muhammadu Buhari at a meeting at the Presidential Villa on Monday
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in Abuja urged the newly appointed Service Chiefs to help him rebuild the reputation of the Armed Forces and the nation.
Addressing them shortly after their appointments were announced, the President also called on them to show utmost commitment to their new duties.
“All of you, including the National Security Adviser, were chosen on merit. Your records gave you the job. Save for the new Chief of Army Staff whom I briefly met at his Command at the Multi-National Joint Task Force, in Chad, I don’t know any of you. Your records recommended you.
“Legally, you are in acting capacity until the National Assembly accepts you. It is only then that you will take the oath of office. Thereafter, we will sit down and talk in more detail,” President Buhari told the new service chiefs.
He assured them that their nominations will be sent to the National Assembly either today or tomorrow for confirmation.
The newly appointed Service Chiefs are: Major-General Abayomi Gabriel Olonishakin as Chief of Defence Staff; Major-General T.Y. Buratai as Chief of Army Staff; Rear Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas as Chief of Naval Staff; Air Vice Marshal Sadique Abubakar as Chief of Air Staff; Air Vice Marshal Monday Riku Morgan as Chief of Defence Intelligence and Major-General Babagana Monguno (rtd.) as National Security Adviser. …Read More
Source:: PM Newspaper