President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday met with the newly appointed Service Chiefs at the presidential villa, Abuja.
Present at the meeting held behind closed doors were Major-General Leo Irabor, Chief of Defence Staff; Major-General I. Attahiru, Chief of Army Staff; Rear Admiral A.Z Gambo, Chief of Naval Staff; and Air-Vice Marshal I.O Amao, Chief of Air Staff.
Speaking to State House correspondents after the meeting, Gen. Irabor said they would work to bring security to lives and properties.
“We have just seen Mr. President and we are mindful of the demands. We can only at this stage pledge our utmost best to bring safety and security to lives and properties across the country,” he said.
The CDS assured that they would ensure that value is added to the lives of citizens, saying: “On behalf of the Service Chiefs, I am assuring the nation peace and security. We believe there will be value that will be added to the security disposition of the nation.”
On the message from the president, he stated: “The message from the president is that we knowing the current security environment must do everything possible to add value to the security disposition and the expectations are high and that we are quite mindful of that expectations. So, we collectively, will work to achieve that.”
The new security top brass were appointed on Tuesday