By Tobias Lengnan Dapam
The National Peace Advocate, NPA, has said that the confirmation of the Chief of Defence Staff, Maj. Gen. C. G. Musa and other service chiefs by the National Assembly is a welcome development for the country.
NPA in a statement issued on Saturday by its Commander, Obinna Obiozor, said the very quick confirmation is testimony of the belief the NASS has in the CDS and the other service chiefs.
It said President Bola Tinubu made the right choice in the new service chiefs as they have the potentials to sustain the synergy and drive against terrorists and bandits put in place by their immediate predecessors.
“The Distinguish members of the Senate are not unaware of the sterling performance of the CDS during his time as Theater Commander, Operation Hadin Kai. Hence, the confidence reposed in him to quickly get down to work.
“We congratulate the CDS and his team for the confirmation of their appointments by the National Assembly.
“For the CDS, Nigerians want to quickly see you repeat the magic that saw people of the North-East begin to return to their various means of livelihood during your tenure as Theater Commander, Operation Hadin Kai.
“We use this opportunity to appeal to those who are causing crisis in the South-East to lay down arms. The economic development of that region is being affected negatively. We cannot continue to destroy ourselves.
“We are confident that the Armed Forces of Nigeria under the Chief of Defence Staff, Maj. Gen. C. G. Musa has an answer for those who don’t want peace and development to reign in the South-East”.