President Tinubu retires all service chiefs, IGP, Comptroller General of Customs, appoints new ones



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.

A statement released by Willie Bassey, Director of Information, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, says the newly appointed Officers are:

Mallam Nuhu Ribadu

National Security Adviser

Maj. Gen. C.G Musa

Chief of Defence Staff

Maj. Gen. T. A Lagbaja

Chief of Army Staff

Rear Admirral E. A Ogalla

Chief of Naval Staff

AVM H.B Abubakar

Chief of Air Staff

DIG Kayode Egbetokun

Acting Inspector-General of Police

Maj. Gen. EPA Undiandeye

Chief of Defense Intelligence

Mr President has also approved the following appointments:


Col. Adebisi Onasanya

Brigade of Guards Commander

Lt. Col. Moshood Abiodun Yusuf

7 Guards Battalion, Asokoro, Abuja

Lt. Col. Auwalu Baba Inuwa

177 Guards Battalion, Keffi, Nasarawa State

Lt. Col. Mohammed J. Abdulkarim

102 Guards Battalion, Suleja, Niger

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:


Maj. Isa Farouk Audu

(N/14695) Commanding Officer State House Artillery

Capt. Kazeem Olalekan Sunmonu (N/16183) Second-in-Command, State House Artillery

Maj. Kamaru Koyejo Hamzat (N/14656) Commanding Officer, State House Military Intelligence

Maj. TS Adeola (N/12860)

Commanding Officer, State House Armament

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:


Hadiza Bala Usman

Special Adviser, Policy Coordination

Hannatu Musa Musawa

Special Adviser, Culture and Entertainment Economy

Sen. Abdullahi Abubakar Gumel

Senior Special Assistant , National Assembly Matters (Senate)

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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