President Muhammadu Buhari last week retired the former Service Chiefs comprising Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin; Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai; Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ekwe Ibas and Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar.
They were replaced with Major-General LEO 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.
While commending President Buhari for listening to the calls of Nigerians by replacing the service chiefs, he admonished the new Service Chiefs to stay away from politics and focus on assisting the President in his task of securing the country.
“Like I said, if you do the right thing, I will commend you. If you don’t do the right thing, I will criticise you.
“Now, those that he appointed, what is expected of them? Very, very serious”.
“Part of the problems we had with the former service chiefs was that they were involved in politics instead of concentrating on the security of the nation.