You’ve Got Short Time To Deliver, Buhari Charges Newly Promoted Service Chiefs

President Muhammadu Buhari Friday in Abuja charged the newly appointed service chiefs to speed up in freeing the country from the current state of insecurity.

Presisential Spokesman, Femi Adesina disclosed  this in a statement Friday.

Adesina wrote that  while speaking a ceremony to decorate the new service chiefs with ranks the State House Abuja, the President said:  “During our four-hour security meeting, Tuesday, I had taken the responsibility as Commander-in-Chief for you to go out into the field and secure the country.


“You have got a few weeks to do that because by the rainy season, expect people to develop confidence and go back to the , so that don’t get into trouble by being away from the field and therefore unable to produce food for the .”


He told the service chiefs to see , clearance and decoration as a of confidence them.

“For those (of you) that have been confirmed by this ceremony, the decoration, in front of spouses, is a further confidence loudly expressed you behalf of the , to respond to the insecurity the country is in,  and the looks up to you  for rapid relief.”


He assured them of his firm support as they deliver on their responsibilities.

“I have accepted responsibility for in the field; it’s up to you to identify competent officers irrespective of seniority and paper qualification and deploy them to make sure that secure this country.


“We all look forward to you to perform and I as the Commander-in- Chief, I am backing you hundred per cent, and I expect you to effectively deploy officers and men to secure the country,” the President said.


Responding on behalf of the other service chiefs, the Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor assured the President that they will not fail in their responsibilities as the mandate is clear.


“Nigeria will have again. Based on the mandate, we will address all issues, working with all organisations,” he said.


Others decorated are Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru as Chief of Army Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo as Chief of Naval Staff and Air Marshal Isiaka Amao as Chief of Air Staff.