ABUJA, Nigeria – President Muhammadu Buhari has charged the new Service Chiefs to be patriotic in the discharge of their duties.
Buhari gave the charge during a meeting with the new Service Chiefs at the State House on Wednesday.
A statement by his spokesman, Femi Adesina said the president urged the new Service Chiefs to serve Nigeria well.
He also promised to support them in ensuring success in the discharge of their duties.
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.”
The Service Chiefs, who were led to the meeting by the Minister of Defence, Major-General Bashir Magashi (retd) 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.