President Muhammadu Buhari met with the newly appointed Service Chiefs on Wednesday to remind them of the crucial state of the country and that their loyalty is to Nigeria.
“We are in a state of emergency. Be patriotic, serve the country well, as your loyalty is to the country.”- He said.
The meeting was held at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory. This was the first meeting between the Commander-In-Chief and the new leaders of the Armed Forces after the president finally accepted the resignation of the older Service Chiefs and their retirement from service.
During the meeting, the President congratulated the newly appointed Service Chiefs. He went further to say: “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.”