President Muhammadu Buhari has extended the tenure of the nation’s military service chiefs.
The extension came as a big surprise due to rife of speculations that they may be replaced before the end of this year.
Col. Tukur Gusau, Public Relations Officer to the Minister of Defence said the president in pursuant of his powers as Commander- in- Chief of the Armed Forces extended their tenure.
” This 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.
He said the Honourable Minister of Defence Mansur Muhammad Dan-Ali has congratulated the Chief of Defence Staff and Service Chiefs for earning the confidence of the President, Commander in Chief of the Armed Force of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the people of Nigeria leading to their extension of service.