Leadership of the House of Representatives has called on the newly appointed Service Chiefs to put necessary measures in place towards neutralising all security threats in the country to ensure that Nigerians live peacefully.
The lawmakers made the call during the screening of Service Chiefs, at the National Assembly complex Abuja, held at the instance of the Ad-hoc Committee chaired by a member from Lagos, Mr. Babajimi Benson.
The Service Chiefs are: Major General Christopher Musa Chief of Defence Staff, Major General Taoheed Lagbaja, Chief of Army Staff, Rear Admiral Emmanuel Ogalla Chief of Naval Staff and Air Vice Marshal Hassan Abubakar Chief of Air Staff.
In his address of welcome Majority Leader, Professor Julius Ihonvbere who applauded President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on the appointment of the new Service Chiefs nominees, expressed optimism that they would take relevant strategic steps to neutralize security threats in the country.
In his remarks, Chairman of the ad-hoc committee on the screening of the Service Chiefs, Mr. Babajimi Benson observed that the exercise was a necessary constitutional provision in the process of institutionalising and legitimising the appointment of persons for the positions of Service Chiefs of the Armed Forces of Nigeria.
He acknowledged that the world of security is dynamic and ever-changing and that new security threats are emerging across the globe.
In his brief remarks, the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Major General Christopher Musa pledged to fulfill the constitutional roles to address evolving security dynamics across the country.
Also speaking, Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Major General Taoreed Abiodun Lagbaja pledged to “transform the Nigerian Army into a well-trained and motivated Force.
He noted that Nigeria’s security environment has over the past two decades been impacted adversely on the nation’s socio-economic and political lives which underscored the need for proactive, adaptive and inclusive leadership more needed in our security environment of today.
Oduyemi Odumade, Edited By Grace Namiji
Written by: Bukky Alabi
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