President Muhammad Buhari has met with the newly appointed service chiefs.
Buhari had made the appointments yesterday, appointing a new National Security Adviser and other chiefs.
The meeting between Buhari and the service chiefs had taken place at the State House in Abuja.
Buhari revealed to them that they were all appointed on merit, and their job would officially begin when the Senate approves them.
“All of you, including the National Security Adviser, were chosen on merit. Your records gave you the job. Save for the new Chief of Army Staff whom I briefly met at his Command at the Multi-National Joint Task Force, in Chad, I don’t know any of you,” Buhari said.
“Your records recommended you. Legally, you are in acting capacity until the National Assembly accepts you. It is only then that you will take the oath of office. Thereafter, we will sit down and talk in more detail,” he told them.