A statement signed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Ima Niboro, on Wednesday, September 8, said the new Chiefs are:
Air Marshal Oluseyi Petinrin – Chief of Defence Staff
Major General O.A. Ihejirika – Chief of Army Staff
Rear Admiral O.S. Ibrahim – Chief of Naval Staff
Air Vice Marshal M.D. Umar – Chief of Air Staff
Mr Uba Ringim – Acting Inspector General of Police
Mr Ita Effiong – Director General, State Security Service
The statement explained that the tenure of the former Service Chiefs expired in August 2010.
The new appointment of the new Service Chiefs will be approved by the Senate while the National Police Council will endorse the appointment of Mr Ringim as Inspector General of Police.
All appointments take immediate effect.
Media and Publicity,
Presidency, Federal Republic of Nigeria