Buhari Charges New Service Chiefs On Performance, Promises Government’s Support

BEVERLY HILLS, January 27, (THEWILL) – President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday met with the newly appointed Service Chiefs and charged them to be patriotic and serve the country well.

The President, who reminded the Service chiefs that the country was in an emergency security situation asked them to show more loyalty to the country and justify their appointment by discharging their duty well.

Buhari in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, congratulated the Service Chiefs on their appointment.

While charging then on the task of security, the President said, “There’s nothing I can tell you about the service, because you are in it. I was also in it, and I will pray for you. I also assure you that whatever I can do as Commander-in-Chief will be done, so that the people will appreciate your efforts.

“You know the stage we were in 2015, you know the stage we are now, and the undertakings we made. We promised to secure the country, revive the economy, and fight corruption. None has been easy, but we have certainly made progress.”

President Buhari also charged the Service Chiefs to be concerned about the morale of their officers and men, saying they should be made to feel physically and professionally secure.

He pledged that the government would do its best in terms of equipment and logistics.

The Service Chiefs, who were led to the meeting by the Minister of Defence, Major-General Bashir Magashi (retd), are: Major-General LEO Irabor, Chief of Defence Staff; Major-General I. Attahiru, Chief of Army Staff; Rear Admiral AZ Gambo, Chief of Naval Staff; and Air Vice-Marshal IO Amao, Chief of Air Staff.