President Muhammadu Buhari has urged the newly appointed service chiefs to help him rebuild the reputation of the armed forces and the nation. According to a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant (Media and Publicity) to the president, Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Monday, he made the call while addressing them shortly after their appointments were announced.
“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 statement said.