Lucky Irabor, Chief of Defence Staff, has assured Nigerians that the fear over insecurity in the country will soon be a thing of the past.
The new defence chief was promoted to a four-star general on Friday by President Muhammadu Buhari.
While speaking with journalists after the decoration ceremony, Irabor said he will ensure peace returns to the country.
“Nigerians expect us to bring about peace and security in concert with other security agencies. That we will do. We can’t live in fear. And we will ensure that whatever brings fear to Nigerians before now will be a thing of the past”, he said.
“I will rather say what we will not do. What we will not do is to give instructions to our subordinates and not do the same. By extension, we will command the troops based on the expectations that we have of them and they will do it according to the expectations that we have of them too.
“Of course, there are dynamics that we need to begin to look at, what needs to be reviewed, and that is precisely what we are doing currently. And we review various strategies and of course come up with new ones to be able to meet the demands of the current realities”.
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On President Muhammadu Buhari’s mandate to the military to achieve concrete results in the next few weeks, the chief of defence staff said the service chiefs will work assiduously to achieve the objectives.
“No doubt, the next 100 days is not as important as today. I believe that as members of the armed forces working in concert with the rest of the security agencies, we will bring Mr President’s expectations to bear in terms of our task. But let me also let you know that the inevitable is that Nigerians will indeed experience peace and security across the land,” he also stated.