The Nigeria Association of women Journalists (NAWOJ), has commended President Muhammadu Buhari on the appointment of new set of service chiefs to boost the fight against insecurity and other criminal activities threatening the survival of the country.
The Association while welcoming the resignation of the former service chiefs and appointment of new ones by Mr President, said the development was a deliberate move towards the total overhaul of the nation’s security architecture with a view to safe guarding the lives and property of Nigerians.
It further said that more than just replacement of the service chiefs, there is the dire need for the federal government to provide the necessary logistics, weaponry, needed equipment as well as enhanced welfare to boost the morale of personnel in the renewed efforts towards the fight against insurgency, armed banditry, kidnappings and other related criminal activities confronting the country.
The Association also called on the newly appointed service chiefs to come up with new strategies in contending the raising security challenges that is threatening the peace of the nation.
The NAWOJ said that it is sad and unhealthy to note that at the center of all the security crisis bedeviling Nigeria, women are the worse hit, a situation that requires urgent attention that needs to be addressed saying that no nation can develop when the destiny of more than half of its population made up of women and children is under severe threat.
To this end, NAWOJ tasked the new service chiefs to bear in mind the expectations of Nigerians, thus must live above board in the discharge of their new assigned responsibilities.
“The new service chiefs need not be reminded that their appointments came on a heel of unacceptable spike in criminal activities particularly insurgency, banditry and kidnappings across the country.” said the Association.
The NAWOJ said that it is looking forward in the coming weeks to a drastic reduction to the barest minimum, the general insecurity in the country through innovative and deployment of required actions to guarantee the safety of Nigerians and Nigeria.
The Journalists also commended the contribution of the immediate past chiefs who put in their best to keep the country from collapse and wishes them a peaceful retirement life after years of meritorious service to the country.
The Association appealed to Nigerians to cooperate and give necessary support to the new service chiefs and other security agencies in the effort towards winning the war against insecurity in the country.