Why I Appointed Maj. Gen. Farouk Yahaya As Chief Of Army Staff —Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari explained that he appointed Major General Farouk Yahaya as the Chief of Army Staff because he had led a war and was used to the frontlines. 


Buhari justified his choice of Yahaya though his appointment will force over 20 Major-Generals to retire. 

The President said the soldiers in the frontlines also know him and that he is used to them. 


He stated this on Thursday in an interview on Arise News Television in Abuja. 


Buhari said, "Do you know you can't be the Chief of Army Staff because of seniority? You...


Published By: News., - Thursday, 10 June