The Paramount Ruler of Iwoland, HIM Oba Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi, has commended President Ahmed Tinubu’s readiness to address insecurity in Nigeria through appointment of capable and dedicated individuals as Service Chiefs.
He noted it’s obvious with the appointment of dedicated experts as service chiefs who are ready and committed to holistically serve the country.
He described the synergy, understanding and collaboration among the current service chiefs as unprecedented which has significantly improved the security architecture of Nigeria.
Oba Akanbi expressed optimism in the synergy and leadership style of the service chiefs – Chief of Defence Staff, Chief of Army Staff, Chief,Chief of Naval Staff,Chief of Air Staff and other sister security agencies mostly the Inspector General of Police.
He disclosed this unprecedented inter-agency collaboration has aided the intelligence gathering and information dissemination which are hallmarks of an effective policing.
He expressed assurance that in coming months, insecurity will be reduced to the minimum.
He noted the synergy cascaded to the lowest level of operation of the combined teams of security outfits as demonstrated in their many successive and successful security operations.
A statement released by Oluwo through his press secretary, Alli Ibraheem, reads “Nigeria security architecture has significantly improved as manifested in the decimation of terrorism and banditry. This was not unconnected with the appointment of capable hands as secuirty chiefs. The synergy and inter-agency collaboration among them mostly especially in intelligence gathering and information dissemination have contributed immensely in check mating insecurity.
“I specifically and specially commend The Commander In Chief of the Armed Forces, President Ahmed Tinubu for appointing capable hands as Service Chiefs to reconstruct the security model of Nigeria. He gave the security baton to the best hands in the military and the police. He also gave them free hands to do their job without interference. Today, we are all seeing the results from these dedicated Nigerian patriots.
“I must commend the gallantry of the Chief of defence Staff, General Christopher Musa, Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja, Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Hasan Bala Abubakar,Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Emmanuel Ogalla and equally the Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun. They have distinguished themselves and convincingly proved to be round pegs in round holes.
“Yesterday, I saw the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Taoreed Lagbaja in Sokoto to identify with and celebrate Christmas with troops of the operation Hadarin Daji at Gingiya Barracks. The approach of these chiefs to tackling insecurity is unique. It shows readiness, dedication, commitment and loyalty to one nation. I doubt if we had ever had it show good like this. The morale is high. They deserve our prayers, commendation and ultimate support.
“I called on Nigerians to support the security men in intelligence gathering by giving useful information that could be helpful to tame terrorists, bandits and criminals.”
He called on the government to work more on the welfare package of security men”