By Kolade Adeyemi , Jos
Former Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Jonah Wuyep (Rtd), has expressed confidence the new Service Chiefs appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari would succeed and work to tackle insecurity in the country.
Wuyep, who spoke with reporters in Jos, said he has so much confidence in the new Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) Air-Vice Marshal Isiaka Amao.
He said: ”Amao is a brilliant and outstanding officer who would do well as Chief of Air Staff.
“He is a dedicated professional with the requisite experience for the job.”
Wuyep noted the sacrifices of the new Chief of Air staff towards peace and progress of the nation, especially his acknowledged gallantry at assignments, were outstanding.
”Amao has the requisite experience for his new job with his core competence in strong leadership and professional skills, Air Vice Marshall Amao had brought his wealth of experience to bare on all his assignments in the Nigerian Air Force,” he stressed.
Wuyep further stated that collaboration between security agencies would give the new Service Chiefs victory over Boko Haram and other security challenges in the country.
According to him: “I would expect the government to give them all the support to do their best. I expect to see more synergy, let them work as a team and carry out more intelligence gathering’.
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”I am confident that the new Service Chiefs especially that of the Air Force AVM Amao would bring in some fresh air to the security situation in the country.”
Speaking further, he stated the NAF had recorded tremendous successes in the past few years, especially in enhancing the Service’s operational efficiency and the welfare of its personnel. “
“The immediate past Chief of air staff Marshal Sadique Abubakar did well in repositioning the NAF into a highly professional and disciplined force which was clearly defined through capacity building initiatives to ensure effectiveness, efficiency, and timeliness in the employment of Air Power to address the security challenges facing the country,” he stated.
He called on the Nigerians to support the new Service Chiefs to enable them to succeed in tackling insecurity.
Wuyep who lamented the level of insecurity in the country, however, hailed Governor Simon Lalong for signing into law the anti-kidnapping, land grabbing, cultism, and violence-related matters bill passed by the Assembly.
Source: The Nation