We’ve not sacked Olonishakin, Ibas, says Presidency

By Olaolu Oladipo, Lagos
The Presidency has denied media reports suggesting that it has sacked the duo of Chief of General Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin and Chief of Naval of Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ete Ekwe Ibas.
Reacting to the publication (not in BLACKFACE) in a statement it issued on Monday, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Public Affairs, Mr. Femi Adesina, the Presidency stated that Olonisakin exit from office is due to his impending retirement scheduled for next week.
“Gen Olonisakin is due to retire from the Army next week, having satisfied the official number of years in service. He is yet to be replaced. But the Chief of Naval Staff has a short while more, and President Buhari could, therefore, not have approved his replacement yet.
“This administration has repeatedly pledged commitment to transparency and accountability, and one of the hallmarks of that is making information available to the media.”

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