Bayelsans applaud President Tinubu for appointing Service Chiefs

Sakeholders in Bayelsa State have described the appointment of Service Chiefs by President Bola-Ahmed Tinubu as a welcome development, stating that it will help in tackling insecurity across the country.

The newly appointed Service Chiefs by President Tinubu are; Chief of Defence Staff, Major General Christopher Musa, Chief of Army Staff, Major General Taoreed Lagbaja, Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Emmanuel Ogalla while Chief of Air Staff is Air Vice Marshal Hassan Abubakar.

Others are acting Inspector-General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun and Chief of Defence Intelligence, Major General Emmanuel Undiandeye.

Speaking as guests on “Talk to Bayelsa “a Radio Bayelsa audience participatory programme, they also said the appointment of the Service Chiefs is a means of maintaining the country’s integrity.

One of the guests, Fosbray Iniegha said the sixteen points agenda of the president has security as priority, which is why he is working with disciplined and effective structures.

 A journalist, Mr Igoniko Oduma noted that, it is normal for every government to appoint capable hands, but an issue remains unsolved when it is political or ethnic base.

Mr. Oduma said while human rights should be respected, citizens need to feel free and must not fidget at the sight of military personnel.

Highlighting the importance of the Service Chiefs, a lecturer of the Niger Delta University Amassoma, Professor Philip Okolo stated that because the army are equipped and trained they are capable of tackling security challenges in the country.

Professor Okolo urged Nigerians to be patient and called on the security forces to have the interest of the citizens at heart.