President Muhammadu Buhari has urged the newly appointed Service Chiefs to help him rebuild the reputation of the Armed Forces and the nation at large.
A statement issued in Abuja on Monday by the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, said the president gave the appeal while addressing service chiefs shortly after their appointments were announced.
It read: “All of you, including the National Security Adviser, were chosen on merit. Your records gave you the job. Save for the new Chief of Army Staff whom I briefly met at his Command at the Multi-National Joint Task Force, in Chad, I don’t know any of you.
“Your records recommended you. Legally, you are in acting capacity until the National Assembly accepts you. It is only then that you will take the oath of office. Thereafter, we will sit down and talk in more detail.”
The President, who said that their nominations would be sent soon to the National Assembly for confirmation, also charged them to show utmost commitment to their new duties.