By Frederick Peters
NEWSDAILYNIGERIA -The Nigeria Association Of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) has urged the Newly appointed Service Chief to rise above board in tackling the Myriad of Security challenges bedevilling the country.
While commending the President on their appointment,the Association expressed the hope that the action will ensure total overhaul of the security architecture to enhance the protection of lives and property.
In a statement signed by the National President, Mrs Ladi Bala and made available to Newsmen,NAWOJ further called on the government to provide the New service chiefs with the right atmosphere to operate through the provision of necessary logistics,equipment and welfare among other things to success.
” The Nigeria Association of women Journalists (NAWOJ) commends 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, expressed the hope that the development is a 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 equally calls 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.
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.
“Towards this end, NAWOJ tasks 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.”
NAWOJ said that it looks 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.”
NAWOJ also commends 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.
NAWOJ equally appeals 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.
Nigeria is ours. Let’s protect our father’s land.”the statement added