…. commends Service Chiefs for agreeing to work together
By Christiana Ekpa
The House of Representatives Committee of Defence has vowed to continue to provide all the requisite legislative support needed by the gallant soldiers and their Commanders to ensure successful operations against Insurgency and other insecurities in the country.
Hon. Babjimi Benson Chairman, House committee on Defence who disclosed while speaking to newsmen in Anuja on Sunday, said the unity of command posture is a step in the right direction.
According to him, the news report that the Service Chiefs have agreed to work more jointly under the leadership of the Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor is a welcome development.
He said , “this unity of command posture is a step in the right direction.
“As a nation, Nigeria’s lack of joined up and strategic cohesion amongst its many security outfits has been a major weakness in our security landscape.
“It is therefore gratifying to see a new resolve by the military services to work jointly together as the Armed Forces of Nigeria. This deep cooperation will strengthen command and control as well as effective leadership oversight of operations in the field.
“The House of Representatives Committee of Defence will continue to provide all the requisite legislative support needed by our gallant soldiers and their Commanders to ensure successful operations and this unity of command posture is a step in the right direction.
“I commend the new Service Chiefs for their commitment to the nation’s security and I appreciate their determination to embrace global best practices to further strengthen our security architecture” he said.