Armed Forces committed to securing Nigeria- CDS

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor, has reiterated the commitment of the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) in actualizing the directive of the Commander-in-Chief, President Muhammadu Buhari towards ensuring the country is safe and secured for its citizens.

According to a statement by Acting Director Defence Information Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, the CDS stated this when the House Committee on Defence paid an oversight visit to the Defence Headquarters (DHQ), in Abuja.

He pointed out that in recent times troops were recording tremendous successes in the various theatres across the country.  

The Defence Chief said that the AFN under his watch will continue to build the combat readiness of its personnel in order to optimally perform their constitutional role as professional men and women.  

Gen Irabor urged members of the House of Representatives, particularly, the House Committee on Defence to continue to show  understanding and trust to the Armed Forces and other security agencies who are burdened with the responsibility of keeping the country safe.

The CDS commended the Committee members for their zeal towards ensuring the AFN executes its operational mandates and other engagements.  

The Chairman, House Committee on Defence, Honourable Babajimi Benson, in his remarks, congratulated Gen Irabor on his appointment and pledged the readiness of his committee to provide the requisite support for the AFN to succeed in tackling the security challenges bedeviling the nation.  

The Chairman, who described the DHQ as an umbrella agency for the AFN, under the jurisdiction of his Committee, expressed hope that the visit will yield the desired goal of improving security of lives and property.

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