President Muhammadu Buhari has been applauded for terminating the appointment of former service chiefs and replacing them with new ones.
The leader of INRI Evangelical spiritual church, Primate Elijah Ayodele in a statement made available to newsmen on Wednesday, January 27 expressed his satisfaction with the president’s decision, describing it as a good development.
Naija News understands that the renowned clergy had urged Buhari in a series of letters to change the service chiefs over their inability to tackle issues of security in the country.
Ayodele commended the president, saying that he has finally listened to the cry of Nigerians by taken the first step to ending insecurity in Nigeria.
The clergy, however, charged the new service chiefs to earnestly and urgently work towards how security will be restored to Nigeria because insecurity has remained for too long in the country. He enjoined them to always involve God in their decisions and moved to battle insecurity in the country.
He said: “President Muhammadu Buhari has done well by sacking his service chiefs, they have been there for too long without any betterment in our security.
“I have said severally that until Buhari sacks them, insecurity in Nigeria will never be over, it will continue to linger on, it’s a good thing that the President listened to advice.
“I want to urge the new service chiefs to treat insecurity in Nigeria as a matter of urgency because that is the cry of every Nigerian.
“They should always involve God in all their endeavours and their moves to ending insecurity in Nigeria.”
Meanwhile, the spokesman of the military, Maj. Gen. John Enenche has said that the army is winning the war against insurgency and banditry in Nigeria.
Enenche made this claim while speaking at a press conference in Abuja on Wednesday, Naija News reports.