The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, made this known in a post via his Facebook account.
According to him, the President promoted Yahaya during the decoration ceremony of the army chief which took place at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Wednesday.
Yahaya’s decoration comes a week after the House of Representatives confirmed his appointment as COAS.
Before his recent promotion,Yahaya was a Major-General.
Recall that Buhari earlier appointed Yahaya as the new COAS following the death of Ibrahim Attahiru in a plane crash in Kaduna on May 21, 2021.
His appointment was made public on Thursday in a statement by the Defence Headquarters.