- The National Democratic Front (NDF) has commended the appointment of new service chiefs
- NDF also commended the outgoing service chiefs for their commitment in the fight against insurgency
- The group urged the outgoing chiefs to avail themselves for consultations by their successors
The National Democratic Front (NDF) has called on the immediate past service chiefs to ensure that they make themselves available for consultations by the newly appointed successors.
The group said the past service chiefs' wealth of experience can be used by their new colleagues in ending the war against terrorism in Nigeria.
A statement signed by NDF's secretary-general, Bolaji Abudlkadir, and seen by Legit.ng applauded the numerous efforts and sacrifices made by the outgoing service chiefs.
Abdulkadir said the commitment displayed by the now-retired service chiefs helped in reducing the activities of criminals across various regions of the country.
BREAKING: Buhari meets with newly appointed service chiefs in Aso Villa, read his first message to them (photos)
"They have indeed written their names in gold and posterity would be kind to them whenever the history of Nigeria's Boko Haram insurgency is mentioned."
He said the outgoing chiefs have set lofty standards that must be sustained by the new appointees as they settle down for the business at hand.
Also, giving some advice to the newly appointed heads of security institutions, Abdulkadir urged them to desist from playing to the gallery as some disgruntled elements in the country would cause a distraction by questioning their credibility.
He commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his effort and support to the military in the fight against insurgency in Nigeria.
He also urged all well-meaning Nigerians to extend their support to the new service chiefs as they settle down for business.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that President Buhari had met with the newly appointed service chiefs at the State House in Abuja.
The presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, said all the new service chiefs were in attendance during the meeting.
He also said that the president had charged the new appointees to be concerned about the morale and welfare of their officers.
The president had on Tuesday, January 26, announced that he has accepted the immediate resignation of the service chiefs.
President Buhari also appreciated the service chiefs for their achievements and efforts at bringing lasting peace and security to Nigeria.