Buhari Extends Tenure Of Defence, Service Chiefs

The President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the renewal of the tenure of the Chief of Defence Staff and the Service Chiefs.

The affected officers are General Gabriel Olonisakin, the Chief of Defence Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, Chief of Army Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok-EteIkwe Ibas, the Chief of Naval staff and Air Marshal Sadique Baba Abubakar, the Chief of Air staff

A statement issued on Moday by Colonel Tukur Gusau, Public Relations Officer to the Minister of Defence, said that Buhari “having carefully reviewed the on-going military operations across the nation and the efforts of the Chief of Defence Staff and the Service Chiefs in the counter insurgency operations in the North East coupled with the security situation of the Niger Delta region, has graciously approved the extension of tenure of service of General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin, the Chief of Defence Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai Chief of Army Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok-EteIkwe Ibas, the Chief of Naval staff and Air Marshal Sadique Baba Abubakar, the Chief of Air staff.”

“This extension is pursuant of the powers conferred on the President and Commander in chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria by section 218 (1) and (2) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and section 09.06 of the Harmonised Terms and Conditions for Service for officers (2012) Revised,” the statement said.

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