- In the area of security, President Buhari has said that keeping his promise to Nigerians has been difficult
- The president said this when he urged the new security chiefs to take their duties seriously
- The Nigerian leader, however, noted that his administration has made tremendous progress compared to what was obtainable in 2015
President Muhammadu Buhari has opened up that one of the greatest difficulties his administration has faced is fulfilling his campaign promises to Nigerians.
The Nigerian leader made this submission when he had his first meeting with the new service chiefs on Tuesday, January 26, Punch reports.
In fact, the president said trying to make good the many promises he made to the nation back in 2015 has been very difficult.
However, President Buhari gave himself a pat on the back by saying that his government, despite numerous odds, has made remarkable progress.
BREAKING: Buhari meets with newly appointed service chiefs in Aso Villa, read his first message to them (photos)
Advising the new security heads, he said:
“We’re in a state of emergency. Be patriotic, serve the country well, as your loyalty is to the country.
“You know the stage we were in 2015, you know the stage we are now, and the undertakings we made.
“We promised to secure the country, revive the economy, and fight corruption. None has been easy, but we have certainly made progress.”
Meanwhile, following the appointment of new service chiefs, there is expected to be a drastic change in the chain of the country's military command.
As a result of this, about 47 generals have reportedly been pencilled for retirement.
According to the news outlet, this is in line with the tradition whenever there is a change of leadership in the military.
Those expected to depart include 16 Air Vice Marshals, 11 Rear Admirals and 20 Major Generals. Specifically, senior officers of courses 34, 35 and 36 were expected to automatically retire to pave way for younger officers.
With this, the service chiefs will retire along with their principal staff officers and officers commanding. Those likely to retire in the Nigerian Air Force include Air Marshal MA Idris and others.