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Buhari meets new service chiefs at Presidential Villa

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday met behind closed doors with the new service chiefs at the Presidential Villa.

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Recall that the service chiefs, who were appointed on Tuesday, arrived at the villa in their old official vehicles at about 4.00p.m.

The new service chiefs are: Maj.-Gen. Lucky Irabor, Chief of Defence Staff; Maj.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, Chief of Army Staff; Rear Adm. Awwal Zubairu Gambo, Chief of Naval Staff and AVM Isiaka Amao, Chief of Air Staff.

Speaking to State House correspondents shortly after the meeting, General Irabor said they would work to bring security to lives and properties.

He said: “We have just seen the President and we are mindful of the demands. We can only at this stage pledge our ultimate best to bring safety and security to lives and properties across the country.

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The CDS assured that they would ensure that value is added to the lives of citizens.

“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,” he added.

“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 these expectations. So, we collectively will work to achieve that.”

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