As of now, two days after their appointment, the new service chiefs have not yet assumed their positions, according to our correspondent’s findings.
By Praise Adeyemi
The outgoing Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor, the outgoing Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Farouk Yahaya, and the outgoing Chief of the Nigerian Navy, Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo, will relinquish their positions to their successors on Friday. However, the outgoing Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Oludayo Amao, will hand over to his successor today, Thursday.
On Monday, President Bola Tinubu announced the immediate retirement of the service chiefs and named their replacements. The new appointments include Maj. Gen. Christopher Musa as the Chief of Defence Staff, Maj. Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja as the Chief of Army Staff, Rear Admiral Emmanuel Ogalla as the Chief of Naval Staff, and Air Vice Marshal Abubakar as the Chief of Air Staff.
As of now, two days after their appointment, the new service chiefs have not yet assumed their positions, according to our correspondent’s findings. The Director of Defence Information, Brig. Gen. Tukur Gusau, confirmed that the handover will take place on Friday and extended an invitation for the event. Similarly, the Director of Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, assured our correspondent that the handover process is progressing as planned.