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Breaking! Buhari swears-in new Service Chiefs

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President Muhammadu Buhari has sworn in the new service chiefs. Performing the ceremony at the presidential Villa, Abuja, the president charged them to brace up against Boko Haram insurgency, armed robbery and militancy.

 

“I want to reiterate that your appointments and subsequent elevation to these ranks are based on your pedigree as first class senior officers who identify sterling leadership qualities. Therefore I have no doubt in my mind that all of you are equal to the task ahead of you. You must acquaint yourselves and justify the honour done to you.

File:  From left, Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal Sadiq Baba Abubakar; Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas; Chief of Army Staff, Major General Tukur Burutai and Chief of Defence Staff, Major-General Abayomi Gabriel during Service Chiefs confirmation meeting with Ad-Hoc Committee on Screening of the Service Chiefs of the Senate, at the National Assembly, Abuja, yesterday. Photo: Gbemiga Olamikan.

File: From left, Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal Sadiq Baba Abubakar; Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas; Chief of Army Staff, Major General Tukur Burutai and Chief of Defence Staff, Major-General Abayomi Gabriel during Service Chiefs confirmation meeting with Ad-Hoc Committee on Screening of the Service Chiefs of the Senate, at the National Assembly, Abuja. Photo: Gbemiga Olamikan.

“You are all aware of the various security challenges facing our nation. These challenges include the activities of Boko Haram terrorists, armed banditry, kidnapping, militancy of various forms to mention a few”, the president said.

It will be recalled that the president on July 13 appointed the service chiefs including a new National Security Adviser, NSA.

They Major-General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin (Chief of Defence Staff); Major-General T.Y. Buratai (Chief of Army Staff), Rear Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas (Chief of Naval Staff) and Air Vice-Marshal Sadique Abubakar (Chief of Air Staff), Air Vice Marshal Monday Riku Morgan (Chief of Defence Intelligence) and retired Major-General Babagana Monguno (National Security Adviser)


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