Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the newly appointed service chiefs to ensure the country is secured in a few weeks.
The Nigerian leader gave the order on Friday while decorating the service chiefs with new ranks while noting that he expects the country to be secured before the rainy season.
According to the President, he expects the country would have been secured in the next few weeks to an extent where farmers would develop enough confidence to return to their farms.
“During our four-hour security meeting, on Tuesday, I had taken the responsibility as Commander-in-Chief for you to go out into the field and secure the country,” the Nigerian leader said.
“You have got a few weeks to do that because by the rainy season, we expect people to develop confidence and go back to the land.
“So that we don’t get into trouble by being away from the field and therefore unable to produce enough food for the nation.
“I have accepted responsibility for your actions in the field; it’s up to you to identify your competent officers irrespective of seniority and paper qualification and deploy them to make sure that we secure this country.
“We all look forward to you to perform and I as the Commander-in-Chief, I am backing you hundred percent, and I expect you to effectively deploy your officers and men to secure the country.”
By Abel Ejikeme