- President Buhari has disclosed the reason behind the appointment of Farouk Yahaya as the Chief of Army Staff.
EKO HOT BLOG reports that President Muhammadu Buhari has explained why he appointed Major General Farouk Yahaya as the Chief of Army Staff.
The President, who justified his choice of appointing Yahaya after the appointment had forced over 20 Major-Generals to retire, said the new COAS was appointed because he had led war and was used to the frontlines.
Buhari, while speaking in an interview on Arise News Television in Abuja on Thursday, added that the soldiers in the frontlines also know the Chief of Army Staff and that he is used to them.
“Do you know you can’t be the Chief of Army Staff because of seniority? You have somebody who has been on the frontlines. He fought there. They know him. I tell you the truth. I don’t know them (the other generals),” President Buhari said.
It would be recalled that Buhari appointed Farouk Yahaya as the Chief of Army Staff on May 27, 2021, after the Sokoto-born general returned from the North-East where he was hitherto serving as the Theatre Commander of Operation Hadin Kai, the Boko Haram counter-insurgency operation.
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