President Muhammadu Buhari has hailed Nigeria’s military for ‘keeping Nigeria’s unity’.
Gatekeepers News reports that President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the Nigeria’s armed forces for ensuring peace and order across the country.
Buhari noted that both serving and retired members of the armed forces deserve to be celebrated for their patriotism.
He added that the armed forces have effectively applied themselves to countering attempts by the country’s “enemies” to disturb the peace.
He further noted that his government is not going to be satisfied until peace is restored to every part of the country.
Buhari said this while speaking at the the 2022 Armed Forces Remembrance Day emblem appeal launch on Monday, in Abuja, FCT.
He also said despite the challenges, the military has sacrificed to help maintain peace and stability.
Buhari said, “Our country’s efforts at nationhood since independence have been challenged by civil strife, a 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.
“It is also a sign of our resolve to remain united as a nation and confront any challenges we may face. It is a sign of our resolve to say no to divisions and embrace one another as a united indivisible country.”