Tinubu salutes ‘patriotic, selfless’ Nigerian Army

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By Bayo Davids

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has lauded the work ethic of the Nigerian Army, describing it as one of the most patriotic and selfless entities the nation can be proud of.

This is just as the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces singled out for mention, the invaluable sacrifice of the army to the peace and security of the nation..

The President’s remarks are contained in a statement signed by Mati Ali, Personal Assistant to the Minister of Defense, Mohammed Badaru Abubakar during the grand finale of the Nigerian Army Day Celebration 2024 at the Maxwell Khobe Cantonment Jos , the Plateau State Capital.

Represented at the event by the Minister, President Tinubu commended the Army’s efforts in addressing the nation’s security challenges, stating that the institution has risen to the challenge of  keeping Nigeria safe and United.

“We live in a complex and ever-changing world and our Army must continue to evolve to meet the new challenges of the changing world. I was toId that you spent a part of the Army Day Celebration holding lectures and brainstorming sessions on the evolving complex and uncertain security situations. It is good and proper that you did that so that you can be better prepared for the evolving challenges,” the statement quoted the President as saying.

He pledged the readiness of his administration to build a well-equipped and professional army, and announced improved measures to enhance the Army’s combat efficiency, including the payment of Group Life Assurance for fallen soldiers and the procurement of attack helicopters and combat enablers.

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He harped on the need for innovation, proactivity, and jointness among security agencies to address the evolving security landscape.

“I encourage you to continue to work closely with your sister services, other security agencies as well as your fellow countrymen and women. There is no doubt that you represent the pride of the nation; an institution with history; an institution that has never failed Nigeria,” Mr President added.

The President expressed joy at the well organized and excellent parade and the display made at the Army Day Celebration, stressing that he was fully convinced that the military had justified the trust reposed on it to defend the territorial integrity of Nigeria.

The event was attended by top government officials and military dignitaries, including the Minister of State for Defence, Dr. Bello Muhammad Matawalle, Chief of Defence Staff, the Chief of Army Staff and other top Government functionaries.

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