New Service Chiefs: Nigerians Await Results
NEWSMAN, Abuja – Nigeria Association of women Journalists (NAWOJ) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari on the appointment of new set of service chiefs to boost the fight against insecurity and other criminal activities threatening the survival of the country.
NAWOJ while welcoming the resignation of the former service chiefs and appointment of new ones by the President, expressed the hope that the development is a move towards the total overhaul of the nation’s security architecture with a view to safe guarding the lives and property of Nigerians.
In a statement signed by NAWOJ national President, Ladi Bala, “more than just replacement of the service chiefs, there is the dire need for the federal government to provide the necessary logistics, weaponry, needed equipment as well as enhanced welfare to boost the morale of personnel in the renewed efforts towards the fight against insurgency, armed banditry, kidnappings and other related criminal activities confronting the country”.
NAWOJ also called on the newly appointed service chiefs to come up with new strategies in contending the raising security challenges that is threatening the peace of the nation.
‘‘It is sad and unhealthy to note that at the center of all the security crisis bedeviling Nigeria, women are the worse hit, a situation that requires urgent attention that needs to be addressed saying that no nation can develop when the destiny of more than half of its population made up of women and children is under severe threat’’, the association said.
According to NAWOJ, the new service chiefs should bear in mind the expectations of Nigerians, and must live above board in the discharge of their new assigned responsibilities.
‘‘New service chiefs need not to be reminded that their appointments came on a heel of unacceptable spike in criminal activities particularly insurgency, banditry and kidnappings across the country’’, the association added.
NAWOJ said it looks forward in the coming weeks to a drastic reduction to the barest minimum, the general insecurity in the country through innovative and deployment of required actions to guarantee the safety of Nigerians and Nigeria.
However, the association commended the contribution of the immediate past chiefs who put in their best to keep the country from collapse and wishes them a peaceful retirement life after years of meritorious service to the country.
It further appealed to Nigerians to cooperate and give necessary support to the new service chiefs and other security agencies in the effort towards winning the war against insecurity in the country.
‘’Nigeria is ours. Let’s protect our father’s land”, it said.