Northern Governors welcome appointment of new service chiefs

The forum has also commended the outgone Service Chiefs for giving their best in the service of the nation.

The Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong in a statement, commended the President for taking the decision and asked the new Service Chiefs to put in their best, not only to meet the expectations of the Commander-in-Chief, but also that of Nigerians, who have high expectations for enhanced security and safety of lives and properties.

He charged them to build on the successes of their predecessors and also learn from their challenges, in order to address the lingering problems of terrorism, insurgency, banditry, kidnapping and other violent crimes that the nation has been battling to contain.

Lalong assured the Service Chiefs of the support and collaboration of the Northern Governors Forum, in addressing insecurity in the region and the nation as a whole, in order to enable the citizens pursue their legitimate businesses, without any hindrance.

He appealed to Nigerians to support and pray for the new Service Chiefs as they provide leadership for the patriotic officers and men of the Armed Forces, to put up a final onslaught against the protracted security challenges.

Governor Lalong also thanked the former Service Chiefs for their courage, sacrifices and commitment to protecting Nigeria’s territotial integrity and dealing with internal threats, during their stewardship, and wished them well in their future endeavours.

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