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We’re ready to end insecurity – service chiefs assure senate


The recently appointed Service Chiefs Tuesday guaranteed the Senate of their individual and collective readiness to end the scourge of insecurity.

President Muhammadu Buhari had in a letter dated January 27, 2021, sent the nominations of the military chiefs to the Senate for confirmation.

They are Maj. Gen. Lucky Eluonye lrabor – Chief of Defence Staff (CDS); Maj. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru – Chief of Army Staff (COAS); Rear Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo – Chief of Naval Staff (CNS); and Air Vice Marshal Isiaka O. Amao – Chief of Air Staff (CAS).

Confirmations from the nominees were given when they showed up before the Senate ‘s Joint Committees on Defense, Army, Navy and Air Force led by Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko for screening.

The new CDS, Irabor, said the command of President Buhari was obvious to him and his partners, henceforth they will convey on the core order.

“I have had extensive experience as a commissioned officer of the Nigerian Army. I have had experiences in both operational and of course instructional and field experiences and I hope as we interact together, you will see more of what we could deliver in a manner Nigerians will be happy,” he said.

Making similar assurance, the COAS-designate, Major General Attahiru, assured the panel that if confirmed for the position, he will provide the right leadership for the Nigerian Army and reposition it.


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