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Be patriotic, loyal to the nation, Buhari tells service chiefs at maiden meeting

 

Aftermath of their appointments on Tuesday, President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday interacted with the newly appointed Service Chiefs and urged them to be patriotic and loyal to the country.

He also charged them to serve the country well.

“We are in a state of emergency. Be patriotic, serve the country well, as your loyalty is to the country.

“There is 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,” Buhari told the head of the various military services.

While congratulating the officers, the President said the Service Chiefs should be concerned about the morale of their officers and men.

“They should be made to feel physically and professionally secure,” Buhari said in a statement by Mr Femi Adesina, his spokesman and obtained by Persecondnews.

He promised that the government would do its best in terms of equipment and logistics.

The Service Chiefs, who were led to the meeting by the Minister of Defence, retired Major-General Bashir Magashi, 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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