The President, Muhammadu Buhari charged the nation’s new service chiefs that they only but a few weeks to secure the country.
The president gave the charge today, imediately after decorating the new service chiefs with their new ranks at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Buhari said that he expects that before the rainy season, the level of security in the country would have increased to enable farmers who had fled their farms in different parts of Nigeria to return to their farms.
He also instructed them to identify competent officers and deploy them appropriately to get the job done.
He said, “During our four-hour security meeting, I have taken the responsibility as the Commander-in-Chief for you to go out into the field and secure the country”.
“I have accepted responsibility for your action on the field. It is up to you to identify your competent officers irrespective of seniority and paper qualification and deploy them to make sure that we secure this country”.
“You have got a few weeks to do that because, by the rainy season, we expect people to develop confidence and go back to the land so that we don’t get into trouble by being away from the field and therefore unable to produce enough food for the nation”.
The service chiefs decorated with their new ranks include the Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor; Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Ibrahim Attahiru; Chief of Naval Staff; Vice Admiral Awwal Zubairu; and Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Isiaka Amoo.