PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan yesterday said that the security challenges currently facing the country would soon become issues of the past, as according to him, ‘’our security challenges are under control.’’.
Jonathan spoke at the decoration of 45 newly promoted Major generals
and their equivalents with their ranks, Jonathan, who was represented by
the Minister of State for Defence, Olusola Obada noted that “with our
new found determination and continued support and partnership, terrorism
and other security challenges will soon become issues of the past,”.
Stressing the need for inter-agency cooperation which is essential in
dealing with the nation’s security challenges, Jonathan noted that the
presence of other security chiefs at the event symbolised the importance
of cooperation and synergy in meeting national security needs.
He called on the Armed Forces to foster stronger ties and
collaboration with other security agencies towards improving and
sustaining national peace and security.
To the decorated officers, he said, “Your promotion is in recognition
of your selfless and dedicated service to our armed forces in
particular and the nation at large.
“I urge you to live up to this high rank by remaining absolutely
loyal to the service and the nation as two- star generals. Our nation
expects from you, greater dedication to duty , exemplary leadership and
“At this stage of your career, you must devote your ideas and talents
to peace and security and social economic development of our country,’’
Jonathan however, emphasised that government would continue to support
the military and other security agencies to effectively discharge their
Among those decorated included Major General Obi. Abel Umahi, Major
General Bola Koleoso, Major General Tukur Buratai, Major General SD
Aliyu; the Defence Adviser to China, Major General John Nwaoga, Major
General Saliu Uba and Major General Mashudy Adekanye.