Yesterday, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu approved the immediate retirement of all service chiefs including the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba Alkali.
The retired service chiefs — Lucky Irabor, [Chief of Defence Staff], Faruk Yahaya [Chief of Army Staff], Awwal Gambo [Chief of Naval Staff], and Isiaka Amao [Chief of Air Staff]— were immediately replaced.
Maj. Gen. C.G Musa is now the Chief of Defence Staff, Maj. Gen T. A Lagbaja is now the Chief of Army Staff, Rear Admiral E. A Ogalla now the Chief of Naval Staff, AVM H.B Abubakar now the Chief of Air Staff, DIG Kayode Egbetokun now the Acting Inspector-General of Police and Maj. Gen. EPA Undiandeye is now the Chief of Defense Intelligence.
Tinubu also approved the appointment of Adeniyi Adewale as the Acting Comptroller General of Customs. He took over from Hameed Ali.
The president, among other appointments, announced a former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Nuhu Ribadu, as his new National Security Adviser (NSA). Ribadu replaced Babagana Monguno.
See details about the new sheriffs:
|Mallam Nuhu Ribadu||National Security Adviser||Mallam Nuhu Ribadu mni (born 21 November 1960) is a Nigerian politician and former police officer. He was the Chairman of the Petroleum Special Revenue Task Force (PRSTF) and was the pioneer Executive Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)|
|Major General C. G Musa||Chief Of Defence Staff||He was born Christopher Gwabin Musa in Sokoto State on December 25, 1967. He was commissioned into the Nigerian Army in September 1991 as a second lieutenant in the Infantry Corps.|
|Maj. T. A Lagbaja||Chief of Army Staff||The new GOC is a member of the 39 regular course of the Nigerian Defence Academy. Until his latest deployment, he was the GOC 82 Division, Nigerian Army Enugu.|
|Rear Admirral E. A Ogalla||Chief of Naval Staff||He attended the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), where he bagged his first degree in Mathematics and was given the Sword of Honour as the best naval cadet in his course. He Born on December 20, 1968, Ogalla hails from Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area of Enugu State.|
|AVM H.B Abubakar||Chief of Air Staff||Air Vice Marshal HASSAN BALA ABUBAKAR was born on 11 September 1970. He hails from Shanono Local Government Area in Kano State. He enlisted into the NAF as a member of NDA RC 39 and commissioned Pilot Offr on 19 Sep 92.|
|DIG Kayode Egbetokun||Acting Inspector-General of Police||DCP Kayode Egbetokun was a serving Deputy Commissioner of Police in Nigeria. He was also the acting Commissioner of Police in charge of the Lagos State Command.|
|Maj. Gen. EPA Undiandeye||Chief of Defense Intelligence||He hails from Bedia in Obudu Local Government Area of Cross River State. He was, until his appointment, the Commandant of the Martin Luther Agwai International Leadership and Peacekeeping Centre, Jaji, Kaduna State.|
Undiandeye was a member of the Troop Contributing Countries Working Group for developing the second edition of the United Nations Infantry Battalion Manual (UNIBAM) published in 2020 by the UN Office of military affairs. He is of the Intelligence Corps of the Nigerian Army.
|Col. Adebisi Onasanya||Brigade of Guards Commander||–|
|Lt. Col. Moshood Abiodun Yusuf||7 Guards Battalion, Asokoro, Abuja||–|
|Lt. Col. Auwalu Baba Inuwa||77, 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||–|
|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||–|
|Hadiza Bala Usman||Special Adviser, Policy Coordination||Hadiza Bala Usman (born 2 January 1976) is a Nigerian politician who served as the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports from 2016 to 2021. She was previously the chief of staff to the Governor of Kaduna State from 2015 to 2016.|
|Hannatu Musa Musawa||Special Adviser, Culture and Entertainment Economy||From Katsina state, Hannatu is a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria and a human rights activist. In the year 2011, she contested for the position of a member of the Federal House of Representatives in Katsina State.|
|Sen. Abdullahi Abubakar Gumel||Senior Special Assistant , National Assembly Matters (Senate)||He was elected senator for Jigawa State North West Senatorial District in 2015 under the platform of All Progressives Congress.|
|Hon. (Barr) Olarewaju Kunle Ibrahim||Senior Special Assistant, National Assembly Matters (House of Representatives)||He was the Deputy Chairman Committee on Agric production & Services , Representing Ekiti North Federal constituency 2.|