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Northern Group Mobilize Support For Chief of Defense Staff Amid Calls For Appraisal

By Charly Agwam, Bauchi 

A northern group under aegis of Northern Youth Association Of Nigeria (NYAN) has passed a vote of confidence on Chief of Defence staff (CDS), General Christopher Gwabin Musa over contributions towards eradicating insecurity in the country. 

This is against the backdrop of calls by some Nigerians to appraise the effort of the military under President Bola Tinubu.

The Youths President of the Association, Godiya Adams Bogoro who made this known in a communique made available to journalists in Bauchi said that the appraisal was a response to calls to appraise the effort of the Nigerian Military in fighting insecurity and promoting a peaceful and stable nation.

The association noted that a vote of confidence was unanimously passed on to the Chief of Defence Staff, General Christopher Gwabin Musa, at the Annual Review Meeting of the Northern Youth Association of Nigeria (NYAN) in Abuja on Saturday.

"After a holistic appraisal of the effort of the Nigerian Military in their efforts to free the country from the activities of the insurgents and bandits terrorising Nigerians, we found the Nigerian Military worthy of commendation.

"Members noted that his leadership has maintained a good relationship with stakeholders in the Armed Forces, especially in formulating and executing policies, and programmes towards the highest attainment of national security and operational competence of the Army, Navy and Air Force.

"Therefore we applaud them and unanimously pass a vote of confidence on the Chief of Defence Staff, General Christopher Gwabin Musa for his tact, commitment, and professionalism in the discharge of his duty over the Armed Forces," the communique stated. 

They observed further that the Chief of Defense Staff leadership has witnessed more deployment of troops and equipment to affected areas and intensified intelligence gathering and collaboration with civilians.

"We applaud his strategic approach and collaboration with other security agencies; it was observed that the synergic approach has yielded more results in the effort to return peace and security to the affected areas. 

"It was unanimously agreed that the enthusiasm, commitment and vigour expressed by The Chief of Defense Staff towards protecting lives and government Oil installations are evident in the decline of incidences of terrorism and oil theft.

"It was also observed that the new military engagement tactics respect human rights. These achievements are outstanding hence the Chief of Defence Staff is worthy of commendation," the group further noted.

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