We’re ready to end insecurity, say Service Chiefs




on Tuesday expressed readiness to end insecurity in the country.

President Muhammadu Buhari, had in a letter dated January 27, 2021, forwarded the nomination 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 – (COAS); Rear Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo – Chief of Naval Staff (CNS); and Air Vice Marshal Isiaka O. Amao – (CAS).

The nominees spoke when they appeared before the Senate Joint Committee on Defence, Army, Navy and Air Force chaired by Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko for screening.

They pledged to ensure that insecurity becomes a thing of the past in the country.

The new CDS Irabor said the mandate of was very clear to him and his colleagues, assuring they will deliver on the core mandate.

“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,” Irabor said.


On his part, the COAS-nominee, Major General Attahiru, assured the panel if confirmed, he will provide the right leadership for the Nigerian Army and reposition it.

“My vision is to reposition it for professionalism, defeat all adversaries in joint environment.

“Futhermore, let me assure you all that I will do all that is necessary to work assiduously with other to bring an end to the in the country,” Attahiru said.

Also, the CNS-nominee, Rear Admiral Auwal Gambo, said his vision was to leverage on all factors to re-energise the Nigerian Navy in fulfillment of national security objectives.

On his part, the CAS-nominee, AVM Isiaka Amao, promised not to let the country down.

“On my resume, you can see that I have the experience to hold this appointment.

“I want to promise that I will not let the Nigerian people down and I will do my best with the coordination of my colleagues to ensure that the security situation in the country is a thing of the past,” Amoo said.

The joint committee later went into closed door to continue the screening.

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