- Commends President Tinubu on appointment of Service Chiefs
The National President of Catholic Sisters United in Christ (CSU), Lady Chizoba Osamgbi, KSJI has urged the Federal Government to as a matter of urgency declare war on insecurity and prosecute those behind security crimes. In a recent interview with The Catholic Herald weekly newspaper, Lady Osamgbi advised the federal government to urgently address the killings. According to her, the security challenges confronting the nation have raised huge cause for alarm, and the government ought to have declared war on banditry and insurgency. She said, “Government should declare serious war on insecurity as it threatens the very foundation of our sovereign existence as a country. Those guilty of security crimes, irrespective of who they are, should be arrested, prosecuted and made to face the consequences of their actions. This will no doubt checkmate and deter offenders and intending offenders.” The President of CSU commended President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for the swift appointment of Service Chiefs and other heads of security formations in the country.
On Tuesday, President Tinubu announced the appointment of the new Service Chiefs: Major General Christopher Musa as Chief of Defence Staff (CDS); Major General Taoreed Lagbaja as Chief of Army Staff; Rear Admiral Emmamuel Ogalla as Chief of Naval Staff; Air Vice Marshal Hassan Abubakar, as Chief of the Air Staff; and Major General Emmanuel Undiandeye, as Chief of Defence Intelligence; in a statement from the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF). Also appointed was Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, as the new National Security Adviser; DIG Kayode Egbetokun, Acting IGP; and Adeniyi Bashir Adewale as the Acting Comptroller General of Customs. Lady Osamgbi noted, “The appointment of the new Service Chiefs by President Bola Tinubu are commendable and reflects the principle of federal character representing the geographical zones which is a departure from the previous composition where service chiefs were from the same political zone, creating tension in the security architecture of the country. “The naming of the former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Nuhu Ribadu, as his new National Security Adviser (NSA) comes with lots of expectations. EFCC recorded remarkable milestones under the administration of Alhaji Nuhu Ribadu, therefore, the expectation is that he will bring the magic wand to the insecurity situation in Nigeria.”