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Presidential aide, Tolu Ogunlesi, clarifies why a Major General was chosen as the new COAS

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The Special Assistant to President Buhari on Digital and New Media, Tolu Ogunlesi, has explained why the President chose a Major General to replace the late General Ibrahim Attahiru,position as Chief of Army Staff.

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The late COAS died in a military plane crash last Friday,May 21 alongside 10 others.

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President Buhari on Thursday, May 27, appointed Major Gen. Faruk Yahaya to replace the late Attahiru.

 

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Seeking clarification, the former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili via her Twitter handle, questioned the appointment of a Major General as the new Chief of Army Staff.

She wrote:

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“Does this appointment of a Major General as Chief of Army Staff by @NGRPresident mean we shall lose some of our Senior Officers of the @HQNigerianArmy? I hope not”.

Seeing her tweet, Tolu responded by explaining why the President chose Yahaya.

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He wrote:

“Only a Major General (2 Star General) could have been chosen, Ma. That’s the most senior rank available for the role. The only Lt-Gen (3-Star) in the Nigeria was the late Army COAS who sadly died in the plane crash. And the only 4-Star General is the Chief of Defence Staff”.

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