The president said that that would be the only way the new military helmsmen would justify the confidence resposed in them by his government.
In a brief swearing in ceremony of the new service chiefs performed at the Villa,
“I want to reiterate that your appointments and subsequent elevation to these ranks are based on your pedigree as first class senior officers who identify sterling leadership qualities. Therefore I have no doubt in my mind that all of you are equal to the task ahead of you. You must acquaint yourselves and justify the honour done to you.