President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the extension of the tenure of the Chief of Defence staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin, and the three service chiefs.
The service chiefs are: Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen Tukur Buratai; Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar and the chief of naval staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ete-Ibas.
Defence minister, Mansur Dan-Ali, announced the approval in a statement issued by the spokesman of the ministry, Colonel Tukur Gusau, in Abuja on Monday.
The extension, according to the minister, followed a careful review of the on-going military operations across the nation.
Specifically, Dan-Ali said, the president took into consideration the efforts of the officers in the counter-insurgency operations in the North-East, and the security situation in the Niger Delta region.