Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari has urged all patriotic Nigerians to celebrate the country’s armed forces with pride. ayokinews.com reports
President Muhammadu Buhari lauded the Nigerian military for ensuring the maintenance of peace, unity and stability against all odds in the country while calling on Nigerians to celebrate them as the pride of the country.
This was made public by the Special Adviser media, publicity and spokesperson of the Presidency, Femi Adesina, in a statement released on Monday.
According to Femi Adesina, President Buhari gave the patriotic charge during the 2022 Nigerian Armed Forces Remembrance Day emblem appeal launch.
The annual event is always being held in appreciation of the gallantry, sacrifices and accomplishments of veterans of the first and second world wars, peace support operations and internal security operations in Nigeria.
During the event, President Buhari paid tribute to military veterans who devoted most of their active lives to securing the Nigeria and the world, particularly those who paid the supreme sacrifices.
The statement reads, ”Our country’s efforts at nationhood since independence have been challenged by civil strife, civil war and much uprising and violent agitations.
”However, in spite of all these, the country has remained united and the resolve of the citizens for unity remains unshaken.
”The exploits of our Armed Forces to maintain peace as well as their disposition to the unity of Nigeria have contributed in no small measure to our stability.
”We must therefore celebrate them as the pride of our country. Our faith in our Armed Forces remains unshaken and as a government, we will do all within our powers to ensure that our Armed Forces are motivated to perform optimally.
”They have time and again demonstrated unparalleled patriotism, courage, loyalty and commitment as they grapple with the daunting challenges of defending Nigeria’s territorial integrity.”