The increasing state of insecurity in the nation as called for serious concerns, the president on Friday, 10th of May holds a fresh meeting with service chiefs to enquire of the security situation in the country and the possible solutions, PUNCH News reports.
Several parts of the country as experienced traumatic moments as the rise of insurgencies has rendered many homeless and countless number dead.
In Zamfara alone, the Governor, Abdulaziz Yari, revealed on the 9th of April that; “Nearly 500 villages have also been devastated and 8,219 persons injured, some are still in critical condition,” the governor said.
It was reported by PUNCH that the meeting was the second this week, the first was held on Tuesday, 7th of May 2019. The second was a closed door meeting held in Abuja at the presidential Villa.
The Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin; Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai; Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Ibok Ekwe Ibas; the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Abubakar Sadique; and the Acting Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, are among those attending today’s meeting.
Agitation from several politicians, human rights activist and some Nigerians request that President Buhari to sack the service chiefs, to inaugurate new ones, since according to them, these ones are not meeting up to the expectation in curbing the concurrent occurrence of brutality caused the several insurgents groups across the nation.
In the spirit of leadership, the General Overseer Of The Redeemed Christian Church Of God, Worldwide, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, said the replacement of service chiefs would not solve the insecurity issues ravaging the nation.
Speaking at the RCCG Headquarters, Throne Of Grace, Ebute-Meta, Lagos, during a Thanksgiving service, titled; “Victory Over Marital Storm” PUNCH News reports.
Pastor Adeboye spoke with journalist after the service through the Assistant General Overseer, Administration and Personnel, RCCG, Pastor Johnson Odesola.
He said, “I believe the service chiefs are working and aside from those that have attained their retirement age, they have been studying the situation of the country in terms of security and would have some plans they are working on. If they are just changed, the new service chiefs would have to start all over again.
“I believe in good succession plan whereby those to replace the current service chiefs would learn from the incumbents and only need to continue from where they stop.”
The Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Chief Gani Adams, also attended the service. He said the country would only make appreciable progress after getting it right in leadership.
Adams said religion should not be an issue in a civil society, citing United States of America with its population and diverse religions as an example.
He stated, “I am a Muslim by birth, but I am came to worship in a church with my wife as I have worshipped in many churches. I enjoy every bit of the service led by a cleric that has been serving God for over 40 years. With the prayers following every problem he mentioned, it is a new turn in my life.”
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