The newly appointed Service Chiefs have been decorated with their new ranks by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The decoration was done at the Aso Rock villa in the presence of their wives and close relatives.
This means the new Chiefs will now be addressed by their new ranks. The Chief of Defence Staff becomes a Four Star General skipping the rank of Lieutenant General, Chief of Army Staff becomes Lieutenant General, Chief of Naval Staff is now to be addressed as Vice Admiral while the Chief of Air Staff is now Air Marshall.
President Buhari at the ceremony reinforced his administration’s commitment to ensuring a safe and secured nigeria and urged the Service Chiefs to appoint competent officers who will deliver on the national mandate.
Buhari: “I have charged the new Service Chiefs to keep in mind that the nation is looking to them for rapid relief. They must identify competent officers irrespective of seniority and paper qualifications, and work with them to secure this country. As C-in-C I am backing them 100 percent.
“As I assured at our last security meeting, I have taken responsibility as C-in-C for them to go out into the fields and every part of the country, to ensure peace and security. I have accepted responsibility for all actions taken in fulfillment of the mandate to secure Nigeria.”