By Amos Duna, Persecond News
Abuja – President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the extension of the tenure of the service of the Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin and the three Service Chiefs namely, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai Chief of Army Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok-EteIkwe Ibas, the Chief of Naval staff and Air Marshal Sadique Baba Abubakar, the Chief of Air staff.
A statement by the Minister of Defence, Mansur Muhammad Dan-Ali said the extension of their services was reached after the President carefully reviewed the on-going military operations across the nation and the efforts of the Chief of Defence staff and the Service Chiefs in the counter insurgency operations in the North East as well as the security situation in the Niger Delta region.
The statement which was signed by Public Relations Officer to the minister of Defence, Colonel Tukur Gusau said the 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 congratulated the Chief of Defence Staff and Service Chiefs for earning the confidence of the President Buhari and the people of Nigeria leading to their extension of service.