The newly-appointed Service Chiefs have been charged to evolve pragmatic strategies to overcome the various security challenges facing the country.
The Service Chiefs were appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday.
They are Major General L.E.O. Irabor as Chief of Defence Staff; Major General Ibrahim Attahiru, Chief of Army Staff; Rear Admiral A.Z. Gambo, Chief of Naval Staff; and Air Vice Marshal I.O. Amao, Chief of the Air Staff.
The Vision Centre for Communication and Development Advocacy in a statement in Kano, expressed optimism that the military chiefs would deploy their wealth of experience in counter-terrorism and anti-insurgency to curb terrorism and other criminal activities.
“The present breathe of fresh air in the military top bracket will usher in an era of a safer Nigeria where the people can go about their daily activities freely,” the NGO opined.
VICCDA urged the new Service Chiefs to be dedicated and committed in the onerous task of securing the territorial integrity of Nigeria.
According to the Centre: “Curbing the various security challenges bedevilling our dear country like terrorism, armed banditry and kidnapping should be given priority, while the general public should also pray for and support the new service chiefs.”
VICCDA is a non-governmental organisation working to promote good governance, improving journalists’ ethical conduct, capacity building towards entrepreneurship for self-reliance and catering for distressed journalists.