By Ismaila Chafe
Two military chiefs, the heads of the Nigerian Army and that of the Air Force on Tuesday briefed President Muhammadu Buhari on their operations and reassured him of their unalloyed loyalty.
The meetings with Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai and the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, were held behind closed doors at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Buratai said that he briefed the president on the welfare as well as the general administration of the army.
“I briefed His Excellency Mr President Commander-In-Chief President Muhammadu Buhari on our operations and the general security situation that the army is involved in terms of defending the territorial integrity of the country and the welfare of the troops, the state of our general administration.
“The president is happy with the Nigerian army and the military.
“We will continue to do our work as enshrined in the constitution and we equally assured him of our absolute loyalty to ensure that we discharge our constitutional responsibility accordingly.’’
Similarly, the Chief of Air Staff said that he briefed the president on the operations of the air force in ensuring security and stability in the country.
“We are doing everything humanly possible, to ensure that our societies are secured, our communities are stable, so that people can go about pursuing their legitimate aspirations without any fear.
“That is the purpose for which the air force is established and that is what we are working to ensure that we do everything humanly possible, to create such an enabling environment.’’