Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing an indigene of Kano State, Auwal Zubair, as new Chief of Naval Staff.
Zubair, a Rear Admiral, who was named as Naval chief on Tuesday, hails from Nassarawa local government of Kano state.
The governor also lavished praises on Buhari on the appointment of other service chiefs, saying the move would improve security in the country.
Ganduje’s commendation was contained in a statement made available to PlatinumPost on Wednesday and signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Abba Anwar.
He said : “Rear Admiral Auwal Zubair who rose through the ranks in a highly professional sequence, will, by the Special Grace of Allah, make so many difference in his new position.
” Until his appointment he was the Director of Procurement at Defence Space Administration. He did well in all offices he worked with.
“We are aware that, as a disciplined officer who was enlisted into the Nigerian Navy on 24th September, 1984 and up to the time when he was commissioned as Sub-Lieutenant on 24th September, 1988, he remains committed, patriotic and very loyal to his country.”
He further acknowledged that, the new Chief of Naval Staff holds Masters Degree and PhD in Transport Management, emphasising that, “these add quality and commitment to his professional feather.
“The appointment of Chief of Defence Staff, Major General Leo Irabor, Chief of Army Staff, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru and Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal Isiaka Oladayo Amao is equally commendable.
“His Excellency and the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari’s wish is to improve the security of the land. Which we are all hopeful that, the security will continue to improve with these new appointments.”
Ganduje called on all the appointees to try as much they can to prove to all that, they can the security challenges head on, “…with the view to saving the country from the clutches of insecurity.”