Anambra Civil Society Network (ACSONET), a platform for Citizens and Non State Actors, hails President Muhammadu Buhari on the appointment of new Service Chiefs, a welcome development that is long over due. Prince Chris Azor, Chairman, Anambra Civil Society Network (ACSONET) disclosed this in a press statement he issued.
The network also congratulates the new Chief of Defence Staff, Major General Leo Irabor, who hails from Agbo, Ika South LGA, an Igbo speaking area of Delta State.
The newly appointed Service Chiefs are tasked to be professional, apolitical and citizen-friendly in discharging their duties.
Mr President is again commended for yielding to the demand of patriotic Nigerians to try other professionals in the fight against insurgency, kidnapping, banditry, armed robbery and sundry criminal activities which became prevalent and uncontrollable in the country under the regime of past Service Chiefs.
The security challenges had weighed heavily on the country’s food security and livelihoods.
The new Service Chiefs are urged to institutionalize a standard template for transparency and accountability within the military as a departure from the current opacity in military/security finance management.
Nigerians will appreciate that you fight insurgency and all forms of criminality with renewed commitment while human rights are protected at all times.
You would equally not undermine the necessity to partner with citizens in delivering on your mandate.
Federal Government is enjoined to provide proper facilities and equipment to enable soldiers to effectively deal with insurgency, while taking care of the welfare of troops and have them well equipped to be able to perform optimally.
Nigerians and the entire citizens will do well to give maximum support and cooperation to the new Service Chiefs as their success depends largely on everyone of us.