Those set to be replaced, according to THEWILL’s sources, are the Chief of Defence Staff, Abayomi Olonisakin, 57; Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, 59; Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas, 59; and Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, 59. They are the longest serving service chiefs on record.

There have been calls to replace the chiefs, who were appointed by the president in July 2015 due to the lapses in the war against the Boko Haram, as well as the rising insecurity across the country, particularly in northern Nigeria.

“The President has signed off on their removal. An announcement is imminent… Not in weeks but in days. I believe the timing will be right after we’ve marked Inauguration Day. The NSA, General Babagana Monguno, may be affected in the shake up as well,” one of the presidency source said, asking not be named because of the sensitivity of the subject.

According to the Armed Forces Terms and Conditions of Service, all four were due for replacement in July 2017, having met the threshold for retirement but the president had been encouraged by his now deceased Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari, to keep them on the job despite protests from the public and the military.

The President appears to have caved in to pressure and counsel from his new Chief of Staff, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, as well as domestic aides, who had previously unsuccessfully canvassed for their removal.

Olonisakin has spent 38 years in service, Buratai 36 years, Ekwe Ibas 36 years and Abubakar 40 years.
Section 8 of the public service rules stipulates that the compulsory retirement age for all grades in the service shall be 60 years or 35 years of pensionable service, whichever is earlier.

“No officer shall be allowed to remain in service after attaining the retirement age of 60 years or 35 years of pensionable service whichever is earlier,” according to the public service manual.

1 COMMENT

  1. SEEKING FOR RICH SUGAR MUMMY/DADDY/LESBIAN/GAY
    CONTACT OUR DATABASE ADMINISTRATOR VIA (+2348145236851)
    Turn your life around,by getting the chance to meet with our Executive sugar mummies
    sugar daddies,gay and lesbian connections all over Nigeria ,Ghana, spain, italy, South Africa,UK,U.S.A,
    Dubai,Paris,Germany and some other countries, you are also entitled to contract opportunities,job offers in good reputable companies within Nigeria ,
    business packages,financial packages and loans offers for businesses
    by meeting our prestigious clients,who are highly rich and influential,powerful,connected,
    we have directors,C.e.o ,senators,managers,politicians,
    oil tycoon,big time Dubai and London based sugar mummies and daddies,we have ladies that owns two to three companies within one state and also ladies thatrun their business organization within
    overseas,so are you good in bed,do you have all it takes to partake in our service,we offered fast reliable service to you anywhere you are within the above
    mention countries
    ,our clients are highly connected and influential people within the society, ,so contact us now to get an instant hook-up today,
    FACEBOOK NAME/bALOGUN JAMES SUNDAY
    PHONE NUMBERS/08145236851

    WHATSAPP NUMBER/+2348145236851

    AFRICAN DATING AGENCY…..YOUR WISH IS OUR DESIRE……….

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here