By John Ndu
Community Newspaper Publishers Association of Nigeria, CONPAN has commended President Mohammad Buhari over the cream of individuals he assembled to pilot the security architecture of the country.
This was made known in a Press release by the Chief Press Secretary of the group, Mr Nweke Nweke.
In the letter, the National President of CONPAN, Monday Wehere JP was expressed optimistic that with the President’s recent appointment, the security challenges facing the nation would soon be the thing of past.
Continuing: “CONPAN, as media outfits, which dominate the grassroots across the nation, we wish to appreciate the sacrifice(s) the recently retired service chiefs paid while serving their fatherland.”
CONPAN, however, charge the newly appointed Service Chiefs to work towards dislodging the criminal elements who swore never to allow peace reign in Nigeria.
Mr Wehere, hereby call on the new service chiefs never to see their appointment as a juicy package but a call to duty.
“May we drum it into their ears that Boko Haram, herders and other criminal elements operating as if there is no law in Nigeria remain a cankerworm that has eaten the nation’s narrow dip and must be placed to where they belong.
“We call on you to always partner with Community Newspaper Publishers Association of Nigeria, CONPAN in their day-to-day running responsibility, as any message handed over to our members will be catapulted to the rural dwellers within a twinkling of an eye, having known that our value at the grassroot remains overwhelming.
“CONPAN members are dwelling within the remote areas of their operations, it is now very imperative to inform the Service Chiefs that they should see CONPAN as a useful instrument they will use in reaching the remote areas in achieving a sound result in their respective area of operations.
“As we congratulate them on their call to serve their fatherland by Mr. President, we hereby assure them of our readiness to work-hand-in-glove with them, aimed at making sure that what was expected from them materialized without hindrance, Wehere concluded.”