Buhari Meets New Service Chiefs at the Villa
President Buhari met with newly appointed Service Chiefs in State House today January 27, 2021 less than 24 hours after their official announcement.
The President in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Adesina said,
“We’re in a state of emergency. Be patriotic, serve the country well, as your loyalty is to the country.”
He 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.”
The President 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.
Recall that President Buhari had relieved the former Service Chiefs of their duties on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, and appointed new ones to take over. These include Rear Admiral A.Z Gambo, Chief of Naval Staff; Major-General Leo Irabor, Chief of Defence Staff; Major-General I. Attahiru, Chief of Army Staff and Air-Vice Marshal I.O Amao, Chief of Air Staff.