President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed new military muscles after years of protest by Nigerian stakeholders.
The appointments come after several calls for the sack of former chiefs.
The new Service Chiefs are 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.
Their appointment followed resignation of the former Servicer Chiefs; Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar; Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Marshal Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas; Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Yusufu Buratai and Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin.
A presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, in a statement issued on Tuesday, said the appointment followed the acceptance of immediate resignation of the former service chiefs, and their retirement from service.
Adesina took to Twitter to announce the new appointments.
He said President Buhari thanked the outgoing service chiefs for what he called their “overwhelming achievements in our efforts at bringing enduring peace to our dear country” and wished them well in their future endeavours.
The President equally congratulated the new service chiefs, and urged them to be loyal and dedicated in the discharge of their responsibilities.
It would be recalled that various stakeholders in the country had called for the sack of service chiefs before the President finally took the decision.