President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday assured Nigerians and the international community that the security challenges facing the country would soon be overcome.
Jonathan, who was represented by the Minister of State for Defence, Mrs Olusola Obada, gave the assurance at the decoration of newly promoted senior military officers drawn from the Army, Air Force and Navy to the rank of two-star generals.
“Let me assure all Nigerians and the international community particularly our foreign investors that our security challenges are under control.
“With our firm determination and your continuing support and partnership, terrorism and other security challenges will soon become issues of the past.’’
According to the president, inter-agency cooperation is essential in dealing with the nation’s security challenges.
The president said that the presence of other security chiefs at the event symbolizes the importance of cooperation and synergy in meeting the national security needs.
He called on the armed forces to foster stronger ties and collaboration with other security agencies towards improving and sustaining national peace and security.
“Your promotion is in recognition of your selfless and dedicated service to our armed forces in particular and the nation at large.
“I urge you to live up to this high rank by remaining absolutely loyal to the service and the nation, as two-star generals, our nation expects from you greater dedication to duty , exemplary leadership and professional excellence.
“At this stage of your career, you must devote your ideas and talents to peace and security and social economic development of our country. ‘’