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President Jonathan Names New CDS, Service Chiefs

New Chief of Defence Staff, Vice Admiral Ola Ibrahim

Air Vice Marshall Alex Badeh from Adamawa State is the new Chief of Air Staff.

President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday named Vice Admiral Ola Ibrahim as the new Chief of Defence Staff. Ibrahim, who is from Kwara State, replaces Air Chief Marshal Oluseyi Petinrin, who retires from service. Until his new appointment, Ibrahim was the Chief of Naval Staff.

The President also named Rear Admiral Dele Ezeoba as the new Chief of Naval Staff. Ezeoba is from Delta State. Until his new appointment, Ezeoba was the Chief of Administration at the Defence Headquarters.

Air Vice Marshall Alex Badeh from Adamawa State was named the new Chief of Air Staff. Badeh was until his new appointment the Air Officer Commanding Training Command, Kaduna.

The President however retained the incumbent Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika, from Abia State.

Jonathan thanked the outgoing service chiefs for their meritorious and commendable service to the nation and wished them well in their future endeavours.

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  1. Ok,Mr president,people are dying,homes destroyed,people displaced & you sharing money. Ok,will not say much because I know you will change them again

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