Group to Navy Chief: Don’t mock our President


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A group under the aegis of Buhari Legacies Solidarity Forum(BLSF) has cautioned Nigeria’s Naval Chief Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo to desist from trying to mock President Muhammadu Buhari with “controversial claims to figures”, saying his action betrays regards for the limit of media attack on the Commander-in- Chief”.

Reports quoted the Air Commodore as disputing NNPCL, Petroleum Ministry’s Oil theft figures, a stance the group said was akin to making a mockery of the President that appointed him.
But in a swift response in its media statement on Saturday, the group said the culture of discipline in the paramilitary organization such as the navy today “seems to be compromised because we have a Naval Chief so in love with media attention”, the group noted in the statement, signed y its National Chairman – Tirmizi Imam.

“Why should the Chief of Naval Staff who comes from professional background of discipline and respect for procedure be involved with taking on an agency headed by the President? Isn’t this a move to make mockery of our President who has been fighting to sustain his legacy of transparent governance?

The BLSF, in the statement, urged the “relevant agencies in this country to keep a close watch on the media outbursts of this Naval chief”.

The group then promised to be in the forefront of any effort to encourage President Buhari to move on with his reforms undistracted, by officials all out for publicity.


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