Buhari to Attahiru, IGP Baba: I hope your best will be good enough

Buhari fielded questions from State House correspondent on his arrival from London

By Ismaila Chafe

President Muhammadu Buhari has again challenged Chief of Army Staff Ibrahim Attahiru, other service chiefs and the acting Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, to work diligently towards meeting the expectations of Nigerians.

The president gave the charge while assessing the performances of the new service chiefs as well as the tasks before them and that of the acting I-G.

The president, who fielded questions from State House correspondents on his arrival from London after a successful medical check-up, said:

”Oh yes, they (service chiefs) have been in the system all the way, they know what is wrong, they know what is right and I think they are doing their best.

”I hope their best will be good enough for Nigeria.”

President Buhari, who announced the appointment of the acting I-G, Usman Baba, while in London, via the Minister of Police Affairs, Alhaji Maigari Dingyadi, said due process was strictly followed in the selection of the new I-G.

He said: ”Well, we went through the system, there was a committee by the Minister of Police Affairs, they gave me some names and he happened to be the one chosen.

”He knows his job, he has been in it for a long time, he went through all the training, he has the necessary experience.

”So, we have a high expectation from him.”

The presidential aircraft conveying the president and some presidential aides landed at the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja at about 4.45 p.m, on Thursday.

Those at the airport to welcome the president included the Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammed Bello, and the National Security Adviser to the President, retired Maj.-Gen. Babagana Monguno.

Others were the service chiefs, acting Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, the Director-General, National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ahmed Rufa’i, the Director-General of the Department of State Services, Yusuf Bichi and other presidential aides.

The president, after a brief welcoming ceremony at the airport, boarded a presidential helicopter that conveyed him to the Presidential Villa.

President Buhari had on March 30 departed Abuja for London, United Kingdom, for a routine medical check-up.


  1. He is asking as if he doesn’t know his people. Can anything good come from North if not bunch of terrorists of different colours? He has his people in all the strategic positions in Nigeria with nothing to show. Power hungry but brainless. Nonsense. NDIGBO must sit up and defend their land now that invaders from North have resorted to using Government apparatus to unleash mayhem on the Easterners. Owerri jailbreak? Unknown gunmen? Ebonyi state attackers? Fulani herdsmen? And recently the bank robbery in Abagana Anambra state with BIAFRAN flag hoisted after the operation. Who does that? Brainless Northerners. You have exposed yourselves.

  2. Buhari asked the acting IGP and all the disservice chiefs “I hope your best is good enough”

    What a charge from a man who has destroyed Nigeria with rascality, partiality, injustices and excesses in pursuit of fulani herdsmen supremacy and domination of the rest of the ethnic nationalities.

    What a situation. I take a stroll. Nonsense.

  3. Mr. President, Buhari your administration brought down Nigeria because you are always making wrong choices. You have just less than three years to go. Sit down, think hard, ask God for divine wisdom so that you will be able to do what Nigerians expected of you. Nigerians are dying and frustrated because of the unbearable pains and hardship your party APC brought to them. It is surprising that you and your government is still saying that things are going on well in the country. Is it not a shame for you to go overseas for medical check up? How many foreign Presidents, Prime Ministers or what have you, is coming to Nigeria for medical check up? One day you people will be going for daily breakfast, lunch and dinner in foreign countries. What a shame!

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