The details of the meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and the newly appointed Service Chiefs have emerged.
In a statement on Wednesday by the Presidential Spokesman, Femi Adesina, President Buhari charged the new service chiefs to be patriotic and serve the country well.
Buhari also congratulated them on heading their various services and asked them to be role models to their officers.
He also charged the service chiefs to be concerned about the morale of their officers and men, saying they should be made to feel physically and professionally secure.
Buhari, however, pledged that the federal government would do its best in terms of equipment and logistics.
He said: “We’re in a state of emergency. Be patriotic, serve the country well, as your loyalty is to the country.
“There’s nothing I can tell you about the service because you are in it. I was also in it, and I will pray for you. I also assure you that whatever I can do as Commander-in-Chief will be done, so that the people will appreciate your efforts.
“You know the stage we were in 2015, you know the stage we are now, and the undertakings we made. We promised to secure the country, revive the economy, and fight corruption. None has been easy, but we have certainly made progress.”
The service chiefs, who were led to the meeting by the Minister of Defence, Major-General Bashir Magashi (retd) are Major-General LEO Irabor, Chief of Defence Staff; Major-General I. Attahiru, Chief of Army Staff; Rear Admiral AZ Gambo, Chief of Naval Staff and Air Vice-Marshal IO Amao, Chief of Air Staff.