Insecurity: Service Chiefs are doing their best - Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari said yesterday that the new service chiefs were doing their best to contend with the security situation in the country.

Buhari, who spoke in an interview with newsmen shortly on arrival from his medical trip to the United Kingdom, also gave an insight into how the new Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Usman Baba, was appointed.

On the performance of the new service chiefs so far, the President said: “Oh yes, they have been in the system all the way, they know what is wrong, they know what is right and I think they are doing their best. I hope their best will be good enough for Nigeria.”

Also fielding questions on his expectations from the new IGP he appointed while in London, Buhari said: “Well, we went through the system, there was a committee by the Minister of Police Affairs.

“They gave me some names and he happened to be the one chosen. He knows his job, he has been in it for a long time, he went through all the training, he has the necessary experience. So, we have a high expectation from him.”

On what Nigerians should expect from his administration going forward, after his rest in London, the President said, “continuity.”

Asked how he felt after the medical checkup in London, he simply said: “Yes, it went very well, after your good wishes.”
The presidential aircraft conveying him and some presidential aides landed at the Presidential Wing of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja at about 4.45 p.m
President Buhari had on March 30, departed Abuja for London, United Kingdom, for a routine medical check-up.

Present at the airport to welcome the president included the Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammed Bello, and the National Security Adviser, NSA, to the President, Maj.-Gen. Babagana Monguno (retd).

Others were the Service Chiefs, the Acting Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Baba, the Director-General, National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ahmed Rufa’i, the Director-General of the Department of State Services, DSS, Yusuf Bichi and other presidential aides.

After a brief welcoming ceremony at the airport, the President boarded a presidential helicopter that conveyed him to the Presidential Villa.


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