The newly-appointed Chief of Defence Staff and other Service Chiefs have been deocrated with their new ranks at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The newly-inaugurated service chiefs are General Christopher Musa- Chief of Defence Staff; Lt-General Taoreed Lagbaja- Chief of Army Staff; Air Marshal Hassan Abubakar-Chief of Air Staff and Vice Admiral Emmanuel Ogalla - Chief of Naval Staff (CNS).
President Bola Tinubu while decorating them, stressed the importance of maintaining teamwork, which he said is responsible for the gains recorded so far in the security sector and charged them to uphold teamwork so as to ensure peace and stability in the country.
A statement signed by the Special Adviser on Special Duties, Communications and Strategy, Dele Alake, recalled that the National Assembly had previously confirmed their appointments before the ceremony.
President Tinubu, commended the dedication, commitment and steadfastness displayed by the Armed Forces, acknowledging their significant contributions to the nation’s peace and stability ànd assured of his administration’s commitment to supporting them in their responsibilities.
The President urged members of the Armed Forces to see themselves as one single family, regardless of their diversity, saying that virtues such as positive team thinking, unity, and selfless service to the nation are invaluable, declaring that despite current economic challenges, a better future awaits Nigeria.
President Tinubu, reitterated his commitment to serving the people and not to rule over them emphasising the importance of honest service to the nation, which he said everyone in government including the service chiefs must embrace.
Speaking on behalf of the Service Chiefs, the Chief of Defence Staff, General Musa pledged to uphold with utmost dedication the safety and well-being of the nation and its citizenry and expressed the military’s unalloyed commitment to ensuring the defence and security of the nation in their respective positions.
He assured the president that they will work to ensure that Nigeria is projected in good light and prayed God to guide them in their efforts to guard the nation’s territorial integrity, and ensure peace and security reigns supreme.
The event was attended by Vice President Kashim Shettima, Secretary to the Government of Federation, Senator George Akume, Chief of Staff to the President, Femi Gbajabiamila, National Security Adviser, Malam Nuhu Ribabu, senior government officials, members of the immediate families of the Service Chiefs, and other heads of security and intelligence agencies in the country.
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Written by Omooba Alekuwodo (omoobaalekuwodo)
Published 8/1/2023 2:16:38 PM