As Defence spokesman Olukolade retires, Abubakar takes over
The Director, Defence Information, Maj. Gen Chris Olukolade, is to retire from the Nigerian Army, having reached his retirement age.
Olukolade is due to hand over his position as the Director Defence Information to Col. Rabe Abubakar on Tuesday 4th August, 2015, NUJ Europe gathered.
The Chief of Army Staff, Maj. Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Wednesday, approved the appointment of Abubakar as the Acting Director, Defence Information. A Media Consultancy outfit to the Nigerian military, the PR Nigeria, stated in a statement on Thursday, that Olukolade had also handed over his position as the Chairman of the Forum of Spokespersons of Security and Response Agencies to the Director of Information of the Nigerian Navy, Commodore Kabiru Aliyu. Olukolade was said to have informed his colleagues at FOSSRA that he was retiring from service, having got to the age of retirement. The outgoing Defence spokesman was quoted as having said he ought to have left the service in November, 2014, but was asked to remain in office by the Army Council, which extended his service.
The outgoing Director, General Olukolade was appointed in March, 2013