Finally, Buhari dumps Buratai, other Service Chiefs


President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted the immediate resignation of the Service Chiefs, and their retirement from service, a statement by Femi Adesina, his spokesperson has said.

Those involved are the Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin; Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai; Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ekwe Ibas; and Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar.

President Buhari thanks the outgoing Service Chiefs for what he calls their “overwhelming achievements in our efforts at bringing enduring peace to our dear country,” wishing them well in their future endeavours.

The new Service Chiefs are: Major-General Leo Irabor, Chief of Defence Staff; Major-General I. Attahiru, Chief of Army Staff; Rear Admiral A.Z Gambo, Chief of Naval Staff; and Air-Vice Marshal I.O Amao, Chief of Air Staff.

The President congratulates the new Service Chiefs, and urges them to be loyal and dedicated in the discharge of their responsibilities.

Until now, there have been repeated calls for the sack of the Service Chiefs whom many believe have outstayed their relevance.

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  1. Wailers are deaf and blind Service Chief resigned and retired from service but was turned to Dump. If one who resigned from service can that be referred to as dump. what of those who were sacked?


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