Breaking: President Tinubu Retires All Service Chiefs, Advisers, Comptroller General Of Customs, Appoints New Ones

Bola Tinubu



Nigerian President, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, 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 Ribadu – National Security Adviser 

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

Maj. Gen. T. A Lagbaja Chief of Army Staff

Rear Admiral E. A Ogalla Chief of Naval Staff

AVM H.B Abubakar Chief of Air Staff

DIG Kayode Egbetokun  Acting Inspector-General of Police

Maj. Gen. EPA Undiandeye  – Chief of Defense Intelligence


Mr President has also approved the following appointments:

Col. Adebisi Onasanya  Brigade of Guards Commander

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

Lt. Col. Auwalu Baba Inuwa 177, 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

Similarly, the President has approved the appointments of other Military Officers in the Presidential Villa as follows:


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


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

Hadiza Bala Usman Special Adviser, Policy Coordination

Hannatu  Musa Musawa Special Adviser, Culture and Entertainment Economy

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

Hon. (Barr) Olarewaju Kunle Ibrahim  Senior Special Assistant, National Assembly Matters  (House of Representatives)

Adeniyi Bashir Adewale –  Acting  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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