President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday approved the extension of the tenure of the Chief of Defence Staff, the Chief of Army Staff, the Chief of Air Staff and the Chief of Naval Staff.
The approval was confirmed by the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, in a statement by his Public Relations Officer, Colonel Tukur Gusau.
The press release read: “Mr. Buhari, as Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces, extended the tenure of the following staff: General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin, Chief of Defence Staff; Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, Chief of Army Staff; Vice Admiral Ibok-EteIkwe Ibas, Chief of Naval Staff; and Air Marshal Sadique Baba Abubakar, Chief of Air staff.”“The president approved the extension after thoroughly reviewing the Nigerian military’s ongoing war against Boko Haram and its operations in the Niger Delta.”
The statement, however, did not specify the duration of extension.