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.


The newly appointed Officers are:

Mallam Nuhu RibaduNational Security Adviser


Maj. Gen. C.G Musa Chief of Defence Staff


Maj. 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

7Maj. Gen. EPA Undiandeye Chief of Defense Intelligence


Mr President has also approved the following appointments:


1Col. Adebisi Onasanya Brigade of Guards Commander

2Lt. Col. Moshood Abiodun Yusuf 7 Guards Battalion, Asokoro, Abuja

3Lt. Col. Auwalu Baba Inuwa177, Guards Battalion, Keffi, Nasarawa State

4Lt. Col. Mohammed J. Abdulkarim102 Guards Battalion, Suleja, Niger

5Lt. 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:


1Maj.  Isa Farouk Audu

(N/14695)Commanding Officer State House Artillery

2Capt. Kazeem Olalekan Sunmonu (N/16183) Second-in-Command, State House Artillery

3Maj. Kamaru Koyejo Hamzat (N/14656) Commanding Officer, State House Military Intelligence

4Maj. TS Adeola (N/12860) Commanding Officer, State House Armament

5Lt. A. Aminu (N/18578) Second-in- Command, State House Armament


The President has also approved the appointments of two (2) additional Special Advisers, and two (2) Senior Assistants, namely:



1Hadiza Bala Usman Special Adviser, Policy Coordination

2 Hannatu  Musa Musawa Special Adviser, Culture and Entertainment Economy

3 Sen. Abdullahi Abubakar Gumel Senior Special Assistant , National Assembly Matters  (Senate)

4 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.


Willie Bassey

Director, Information

For: Secretary to the Government of the Federation

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