President Bola Tinubu has charged the new service chiefs on the importance of teamwork and urged them to deliver on the responsibilities assigned to them.
National Security Adviser (NSA), Nuhu Ribadu disclosed this to State House correspondents after the maiden meeting between the president and the service chiefs at the State House, on Monday .
Recall that the president appointed the new service chiefs on June 19.
The new service chiefs include Chief of Defence Staff, Major General Christopher Musa; Chief of Army Staff, Major General Taoreed Lagbaja; Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Emmanuel Ogalla; Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal Hassan Abubakar, and Acting Inspector General Police, Kayode Egbetokun.
According to Ribadu, the president expressed his gratitude for their dedication and reaffirmed his confidence in their abilities.
“We are here to thank Mr President for the opportunity he gave us to serve our country and to serve his own government.
“We also pledged our loyalty to him, Nigeria and Nigerians. We believe the choice he made is the right one, the correct one, and we know what he wants for this country.
“We’re going to work tirelessly to ensure that we accomplish that objective of securing our country, establishing peace, stability and let’s get our lives back.
“He gave us the assurance that he’s with us 100 per cent. He told us that we must work as a team and that there’s work to be done, he’ll expect us to deliver and we’re grateful for the opportunity. That’s why we are here,” he said.
Ribadu expressed his confidence in the ability of the team to fulfill their duties.
He highlighted the positive developments already taking place in the country, citing a decline in crime rates and criminal activities.
Addressing the challenges ahead, Ribadu emphasised the commitment of the team to deliver on their objectives.
“Where we are today and you can see already things are improving in our country. You see the record of crimes and activities of criminals are going down, it will continue to go down. We’ll secure this place.
“Nigerians have seen the quality of the people that are given opportunity. They are probably some of the best we have and they are not going to fail you, they’ll certainly deliver,” he added.