President Bola Tinubu has approved the immediate retirement of all service chiefs and the Inspector-General of Police. Also affected in this security re-jig is the Comptroller-General of Customs.
According to a statement signed by Willie Bassey, director of information, office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, the retirement of the security chiefs was effected immediately.
Mr. Nuhu Ribadu — who was named special adviser on security on June 15 — replaces Babagana Monguno as the National Security Adviser (NSA) while Major General Christopher Gwabin Musa replaces General Lucky Irabor as the Chief of Defence of Staff.
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Major General Taoreed Abiodun Lagbaja is the new army chief, and Rear Admiral Emmanuel Ogalla is the new Chief of Naval Staff.
Air Vice Marshall Hassan Bala Abubakar assumes command of the air force, and Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Kayode Egbetokun appointed as the Acting Inspector-General of Police.
Major General E. P. A. Undiandeye was appointed as the Chief of Defence Intelligence (CDI).