The new Chief of Army Staff, Yahaya Farouk has assumed duty at the Army Headquarters in Abuja. He also visited the Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor whom congratulated him and presented the Army flag to him.
The Chief of Defence Staff also urged the new Chief of Army Staff to continue on the legacy of his predecessor, especially in the fight against insurgency and banditry. He also wished Yahaya Farouk a successful tenure in office as the 22nd Chief of Army Staff.
His resumption was greeted with welcome ceremonies at the Army headquarters where the former flag of General Ibrahim Attahiru was lowered and the new flag was hoisted.
The new Chief of Army Staff, Yahaya Farouk also addressed the senior officers of the Nigerian Army at the conference room of the Army Headquarters in a closed door session that lasted about ten minutes.
Before the session, Yahaya Farouk had asked all senior officers of the Nigerian Army to observe a one minute silence for his predecessor, General Ibrahim Attahiru who died in a plane crash on May 21, 2021.