Amidst persistent calls for the removal of service chiefs over poor performance, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Tukur Buratai insists that Service chiefs have not disappointed Nigerians.
Buratai made the assertion in commemoration of the appointments of the Service chief five years ago by Nigeria’s President and Commander in Chief, Muhammadu Buhari
The Army chief said contrary to the belief of many, he and other service chiefs have not disappointed President Buhari and the nation in the discharge of their responsibilities, since their appointment by the President in 2015.
He said this in a meeting with the Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin, at the Nigerian Army Super camp four located in Faskari, Katsina State.
“Exactly five years ago, I was in Ndjamena, Chad Republic, when I heard the announcement of General Olanisakin as the Chief of Defence Staff as well as my own appointment as Chief of Army Staff.
“We are grateful to Almighty God for giving us good health to lead the armed forces. It is a thing of joy to say that we are quite grateful to the President and Commander-in- Chief of Armed Forces for this honour, and assure you that we have not disappointed President Muhammadu Buhari in carrying out our responsibilities. We have not disappointed Nigerians.”
Meanwhile, the service chiefs’ appointment anniversary coincides with a reported attack of towns and a military Barracks in Borno by the Boko Haram terrorists.