President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday afternoon met with the newly appointed Service Chiefs, charging them to be patriotic, and serve the country well.
His words: “We’re in a state of emergency. Be patriotic, serve the country well, as your loyalty is to the country.”
The President congratulated the Service Chiefs on heading their various services, adding:
“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 Government would do its best in terms of equipment and logistics.
New Service Chiefs in a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari this evening at State House, Abuja PHOTO: ASO ROCK
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.
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(Media & Publicity) January 27, 2021
In earlier report, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in wide audio broadcast on Monday evening urged all ethnic groups excerpt fulanis to join in the fight to declare state of Biafra.
Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in a message issued and circulated today stated that the Igbos have nothing against the Hausa, adding that he wants both hausas and other tribes to join the people of Biafra to separate from the fulanis.
President Muhammadu Buhari with new Service Chiefs this evening at State House, Abuja PHOTO: ASO ROCK
It would be recalled there was mass destruction of lives and properties on Monday at Orlu houses of Imo state when men of the Nigeria armed forces and armed group suspected to be men of the Eastern Security Network engaged in gun battle.
Reports this morning indicated that Nigeria military war jet have been hovering around Orlu area of the state in surveillance of the environment for possible attack against the armed group.
Meanwhile, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in a message few hours ago said thus: “We have, this evening, received verified confirmation that #Zoo soldiers, those untrained cowards that only specialise in burning properties, have now left Orlu back to where they came from. The assurances we received earlier that this would happen has been fulfilled.
“I therefore ask our brave and gallant men and every aggrieved person or persons, to refrain from any offensive action for the time being as we monitor the situation in the coming hours and days.
“Our priority remains the task of ridding our land of foreign terrorists from the Sahel and protecting our mothers as they farm.
“Men will return to the bushes tonight to continue the noble undertaking of keeping our mothers safe from dangerous terrorists as they farm”.