Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday met with the country’s new Service Chiefs.
The meeting was held behind closed doors at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa in Abuja, the Federal capital .
In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, Buhari said: “We’re in a state of emergency. Be patriotic, serve the country well, as your loyalty is to the country.”
The President congratulated the Service Chiefs on heading their various services, adding: “There’s nothing I can tell you about the service because you are in it. I was also in it, and I will pray for you. I also assure you that whatever I can do as Commander-in-Chief will be done, so that the people will appreciate your efforts.
“You know the stage we were in 2015, you know the stage we are now, and the undertakings we made. We promised to secure the country, revive the economy, and fight corruption. None has been easy, but we have certainly made progress,” he said.
The Service Chiefs, who were led to the meeting by the Minister of Defence, Major-General Bashir Magashi (retd) are: Major-General Leo Irabor, Chief of Defence Staff; Major-General I. Attahiru, Chief of Army Staff; Rear Admiral AZ Gambo, Chief of Naval Staff and Air Vice-Marshal I.O. Amao, Chief of Air Staff.