Buhari Extends Tenure of Olonisakin, Buratai, Other Service Chiefs

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President Muhammadu Buhari has extended the tenure of the service chiefs — Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin; Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai; and Chief of Naval Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Baba Abubakar.

This extension is pursuant of the powers conferred on the president and commander in chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria by section 218 (1) and (2) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and section 09.06 of the Harmonised Terms and Conditions for Service for officers (2012) Revised.

The Minister of Defence Mansur Muhammad Dan-Ali has therefore congratulated the Chief of Defence Staff and Service Chiefs for earning the confidence of the president and the people of Nigeria leading to their extension of service.

This is the second extension for Olonisakin who was due for retirement last year and the first for the other service chiefs.