In Abuja on Monday, President Bola Tinubu made a resolute commitment to the ongoing battle to secure Nigeria, asserting that it is a battle he will not lose. He vowed to persist in his dedicated efforts to support the military and ensure that those causing trouble in the nation are kept at bay.
Addressing the Chief of Army Staff Annual Conference 2023 in Maiduguri, Borno State, President Tinubu expressed his unwavering determination to win the battle for Nigeria’s safety. He acknowledged the Nigerian Army’s dedication to national security and urged them to remain non-partisan while upholding democratic principles, particularly during elections.
In a statement from the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, Tinubu emphasized the importance of the Nigerian Army’s role as a guardian of constitutional order and democracy. He commended the armed forces for their professional conduct during elections in Bayelsa, Imo, and Kogi States.
President Tinubu highlighted the significance of civilian-military projects across the country, emphasizing their role in fostering mutual understanding and improving the living conditions of the people. He cited recent advancements in national defense capabilities, such as the procurement of new aircraft, as evidence of his administration’s commitment to modernizing the military.
Expressing gratitude for the service and sacrifice of the armed forces, Tinubu mentioned his approval of N18 billion in Group Life Assurance benefits for families of fallen heroes. He pledged continuous government support for the welfare of serving personnel and their families.
The Minister of Defence, Mohammed Badaru Abubakar, lauded President Tinubu for empowering the force and enhancing intra-military collaboration, leading to increased morale among the armed forces. The Minister pledged ongoing support for the Nigerian military, acknowledging the Tinubu administration’s substantial investments to enhance operational capabilities.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja, updated the President on ongoing military operations, highlighting significant achievements in weakening criminal elements and addressing farmer-herders crises. He emphasized the importance of continuous evaluation and the role of the conference in formulating long-term strategies for the military’s constitutional responsibilities in 2024.
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