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Service Chiefs: We expect more Igbos appointed – Ohanaeze commends Tinubu


Service Chiefs: We expect more Igbos appointed – Ohanaeze commends Tinubu

A faction of Ohanaeze Ndigbo sociopolitical organization has applauded President Bola Tinubu for appointing Rear Admiral Emmanuel Ikechukwu Ogalla as the Chief of Naval Staff.

A chieftain of Ohanaeze, Okechukwu Isiguzoro, said Igbos expect more appointments from Tinubu following Ogalla’s elevation as a Service Chief.

Recall that Tinubu sacked all service chiefs on Monday and appointed their replacements including Rear Admiral Emmanuel Ikechukwu Ogalla, Chief of Naval Staff, who hails from Enugu, Southeast.

Reacting, Isiguzoro described the appointment as cheering news, stressing that Tinubu should be applauded for respecting federal character in his latest appointment.

This is cheering news, and it’s one of Ohanaeze’s expectations that the sacked Service Chiefs had overstayed their welcome and don’t know how to tackle insecurity in the country. Ndigbo applauds the change of guards and the relief of the old Service Chiefs.

The Secretary-General of Ohanaeze charged the new Service Chiefs to use the Carrot and Stick approach in tackling insecurity in the country.

Speaking with DAILY POST, Isiguzoro said: “We applaud Tinubu for making an Igbo man the Chief of Naval Staff, which is one of the things that fuel agitations in the Southeast. Ohanaeze commend the president for respecting federal character by ensuring that all the political zones are represented in his appointment of Service Chiefs.

“This is a reward for hard work, and we are charging the new Service Chiefs to ensure that the insecurity ravaging the country is subdued. We expect Igbos to be more interested in economic policies that will favour us, and the new service Chiefs must use the Carrot and stick approach to resolve the issue of insecurity in the country.

“Most of the insecurity in the country is hunger-induced, and politicians are influencing a lot of criminalities to create an insecure environment to use the opportunity to tap our natural resources as we see in Zamfara, Niger Delta and other oil-producing states. This appointment has given a sense of belonging, and the Southeast appreciates this, and he has proven to be a progressive president, and we expect more infrastructural revolution.

“This appointment is the right step in the right direction to arrest oil theft and all the corruption seen in the ministry.

“We applaud Mr President for giving Ndigbo this sense of accommodation and honour for finding our beloved son Ogalla worthy of being the Chief of Naval Staff. We are expecting more appointments to come our way.”

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