■ Says president omitted zone in First Term, repeated same in second term …Lauds appointment of Gen. Irabo, others
By Olaotan Falade
The Ohanaeze Ndigbo has lauded President Muhammadu Buhari over the recent sack and appointment of new service chiefs.
The apex South East organisation in a letter by its president, Amb. Prof. George Obiozor on Wednesday said the change in the security architecture will go a long way to address the nation’s lingering security challenges.
While appreciating the president for the appointment, especially, that of Major General Lucky Irabor who hails from Delta State, the group however berated the president for excluding the South East zone in the appointments.
President Muhammadu Buhari appoints new Service Chiefs and this was contained in the state House press release.
Buhari also accepted the resignation and retirement of the former Service Chiefs and thanked them for what he called their “overwhelming achievements in our efforts at bringing enduring peace to our dear country”
The full press release is below:
STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE
PRESIDENT BUHARI APPOINTS NEW SERVICE CHIEFS
President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted the immediate resignation of the Service Chiefs, and their retirement from service.
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.
Special Adviser to the President (Media and Publicity) January 26, 2021