The Oasis Reporters
June 10, 2019
Acting under his executive powers, it does appear that President Muhammadu Buhari might have extended the tenure of the service chiefs.
The affected persons are the Chief of Defence Staff (COAS), General Gabriel Olonisakin; Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant-General Tukur Buratai, Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), and the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar.
The extension is likely to be for a further six months, which is expected to expire by December.
It was gathered that the extension might be linked to a job well done by the service chiefs for ensuring law, order and peace in the country during the just concluded 2019 General Elections. The service chiefs are being credited for degrading Boko Haram’s effectiveness, while many Nigerians believe that expectations that banditry which is suspected of largely being run by a particular ethnic group has not been effectively tackled to give Nigerians a breathing space.
The tenure of the service chiefs who were appointed in 2015, lapsed in 2018, but they were renewed by the President in a statement made by the Public Relations Officer to the Minister of Defence, Colonel Tukur Gusau.
.Source: Daily Sun