President Buhari on Wednesday January 27, met with the newly appointed service chief and charged them to be upright in their duties as the country is in a state of emergency. Receiving the service chiefs in the statehouse, President Buhari said; “We’re in a state of emergency. Be patriotic, serve the country well, as your loyalty is to the country. 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”
Speaking on behalf of the other service chiefs, the Chief of Defence Staff, Maj. Gen. Lucky Irabor, said they are aware of the security challenges in the country and will work collectively to surmount it.
“The message from the president is that we, knowing the current security environment, must do everything possible to add value to the security disposition and the expectations are high and that we are quite mindful of that expectations. So, we collectively will work to achieve that,” he said.