The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), appointed new service chiefs today, following the acceptance of the resignation and retirement of the former service chiefs.
This was disclosed today in a statement signed by Mr. Femi Adesina, Special Adviser On Media and Publicity To President.
The new Service Chiefs are: Major-General L.E.O 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.
Major General Lucky E.O Irabor was at several times Brigade Commander in Kaduna, Director, Nigerian Army Aviation, Force Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Force Commander Multinational Joint Task Force, Ndjamena, Chief of Training and Operations, Defence headquarters and later, Commander Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), Minna before President Buhari appointed his as the Chief of Defence Staff.
Major General Ibrahim Attahiru was at several times Director of Public Relations at Army headquarters, Brigade Commander in Calabar, GOC 82 division, Enugu, Force Commander Operation Lafiya Dole, Chief of Logistics at Defence headquarters before being redeployed to the Nigerian Army Resource Center as a Directing Staff.
Rear Admiral A.Z Gambo was at several times, the Military Assistant to a former Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Ola Sa’ad, former Defence Adviser of Nigeria to South Africa before he was posted to Defence Space Administration as a Director.
Air-Vice Marshal Isiaka Oladayo Amao, a fighter Pilot was at several times, Director of Operations at NAF headquarters, Sir Component Commander and Deputy Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole. Later he was appointed Sir Officer Commanding Tactical Sir command, Makurdi.
He became the Chief of Training and Operations at NAF headquarters. He was also Chief of Policy and Plans at NAF HQ. From there he was appointed as the Commandant of the Armed Forced Resettlement Centre, Oshodi, Lagos before his appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari as Chief of the Sir Staff.