ABUJA – President Mohammadu Buhari  on Monday , appointed new Service Chiefs and the National Security Adviser.

1. Chief of Army Staff, Major-General T.Y. Buratai

Burati, Chief of Army Staff

Major General TY Buratai was the Force Commander of the Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) before his appointment.

He has served as the Director at the Defence Headquarters, Abuja before his and has also served as the Commandant of the Nigerian Army School of Infantry.

He sometimes served as the Brigade Commander at 2 Brigade, Nigerian Army as well as Commander, Joint Task Force, Operation PULO SHIELD.

  1. Major-General Babagana Monguno (rtd.) – National Security Adviser
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Has worked as Commander, Nigerian Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) is Maj.-Gen. Babagana Mungonu.


2    Major-General Abayomi Gabriel Olonishakin – Chief of Defence Staff


The new Chief of Defence Staff, Maj.-Gen. Olonishakin (N/6901) hails from Ekiti State. Until his appointment as Chief of Defence Staff today, he was the Head of the Nigerian Army Training and Doctrine Command in Minna, Niger State.

  1. Rear Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas – Chief of Naval Staff
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IbasIbas hails from Cross River State. He enlisted into the Nigerian Defence Academy as a member of the 26th Regular Course in 1979 and was commissioned as a Sub-Lieutenant in 1983.

His previous appointments include: Naval Provost Marshal, Chief Staff Officer, Naval Training Command, Chief of Administration, Naval Headquarters, Flag Officer Commanding Western Naval Command and Chief of Logistics, Naval Headquarters.

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Until his appointment as Chief of Naval Staff, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Navy Holdings Limited.


  1. Air Vice Marshal Sadique Abubakar – Chief of Air Staff


 (NAF/1433) hails from Bauchi State. His previous appointments include: Chief of Standards and Evaluation, NAF Headquarters; Chief of Defence Communications and Air Officer Commanding, NAF Training Command.

  1. Air Vice Marshal Monday Riku Morgan – Chief of Defence Intelligence

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