– Lt Gen Tukur Buratai has demanded that officers and men of the Nigerian Army be absolutely loyal to President Buhari – The Army chief said absolute loyalty to the president is non-negotiable for military professionalism – Buratai further urged commanders at all levels to continue to provide requisite leadership Lt Gen Tukur Buratai, the chief of Army staff, has demanded that officers and men of the Nigerian Army be absolutely loyal to President Muhammadu Buhari. The Army chief gave the charge in Abuja on Wednesday, July 31 while declaring open the fifth edition of a three-day procurement seminar for commandants, bursars and administrative officers of Command Secondary Schools, ThisDay reports.
Legit.ng gathers that Buratai said absolute loyalty to the president is non-negotiable for military professionalism, and urged Army personnel to uphold the tenets of the military profession and remain apolitical. He said: “We need to remain absolutely loyal to Mr President and commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces and the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. This is a non-negotiable part of our profession. “Commanders at all levels must continue to provide requisite leadership and ensure that their personnel are continually reminded of the need to be apolitical and continue to uphold the tenets of military professionalism.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Nigerian Army described as fake news, reports of the appointment of a new chief of Army staff to replace Lt Gen Tukur Buratai. Some sections of the media had reported that Buratai had been replaced by Maj Gen L.O. Adeosun. The purported reports came shortly after the announcement of Adeosun’s promotion to the rank of lieutenant general, the same rank as Buratai. However, a statement from Army spokesman, Colonel Sagir Musa, dismissed the reports as fake news, adding that Adeosun remained chief of training and operations, Army Headquarters.