Fayose hails CDS appointment
Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose
Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has congratulated the
newly appointed Chief of Defence Staff, Maj. Gen. Abayomi
Olonishakin, describing his appointment as meritorious and
The governor thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for
deeming an Ekiti man worthy of appointment as the CDS for
the first time in the history of Nigeria.
Fayose, in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary,
Idowu Adelusi, said the honour done Ekiti with
Olonishakinâ€™s appointment would not be misplaced, adding
that he was confident that the new CDS would exhibit the
courage, intelligence, honesty and hard work that Ekiti
people were noted for in the discharge of his duties.
The statement read, â€œAt this crucial time in the existence of
Nigeria as a nation, I have no doubt that Major General
Olonishakin will justify his appointment by making our
country safe again.
â€œI, therefore, pray that God will continue to give him the
strength and wisdom to give his best at all times.â€
Meanwhile, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in
the South-East geopolitical zone, Paul Ikonne, on
Wednesday, said the recent appointment of service chiefs
by President Muhammadu Buhari was devoid of
Ikonne, who was the Imo State governorship candidate of
the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria during the 2011
election, said this in an interview in Abuja.
He noted that those criticising the Presidentâ€™s choice of the
military helmsmen were being unfair to Nigerians.
Ikonne said Buhariâ€™s appointment of military chiefs was
purely professional. He said, â€œFighting Boko Haram is not
something you do by sentiment.â€
He appealed to his kinsmen in the South-East geopolitical
zone not to lose hope, noting that the Buhari government
would carry every section of the country along, especially in
terms of appointments and projects.
He said those trying to score cheap points because no Igbo
man made the list of service chiefs would soon bury their
heads in shame because the President has the people of
the South-East in mind.
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