President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the extension of the tenure of the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Abayomi Olonisakin, and the three Service Chiefs.
The Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, announced the approval in a statement issued by the Spokesman of the ministry, Col. Tukur Gusau, in Abuja on Monday.
The service chiefs are: Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen Tukur Buratai; Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar and the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ete-Ibas.
The extension, according to the minister, followed a careful review of the ongoing military operations across the nation.
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Specifically, Dan-Ali said the president took into consideration the efforts of the officers in the counter-insurgency operations in the North-East and the security situation in the…
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