Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir Elrufai on Friday, congratulated the newly appointed service chiefs even as he promised a grand reception for them.
This was contained in a statement by the State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan.
According to the statement, “Governor Nasir El-Rufai has sent his congratulations to the newly appointed Chief of Army Staff, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru.”
The statement further said, “The Governor conveyed this in a goodwill message in Kaduna on Friday, in which he lauded President Muhammadu Buhari’s appointment of Major General Attahiru to lead the Nigerian Army.”
His words: “Attahiru, the Governor said, is a product of hard work, commitment, dedication and outstanding professionalism.
“Going further, Governor El-Rufai stated his belief that under the leadership of Maj.Gen. Attahiru the Nigerian Army would be taken to even greater levels of proficiency and responsiveness in the discharge of its constitutional duties.
“Governor El-Rufai said the People and Government of Kaduna State were very proud of the new Army Chief and were optimistic that he would succeed and take the Nigerian Army to greater heights.
“As he wished the new COAS the very best in his new office, Governor El-Rufai highlighted the strategic relationship between Kaduna State and the Nigerian Army, stating that a grand reception would be planned for the incoming Army Chief by the People and Government of Kaduna State.”
Mr. Aruwan added that, “Similarly, the Governor congratulated the newly appointed Chief of Defense Staff, Major General Lucky Irabor, Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Awwal Gambo and Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshall Ishiaka Amao.
“He wished them the highest success in their crucial new endeavours.” The statement said.