President Bola Tinubu has said the Federal Government is not oblivious to the efforts and sacrifices being made by the Nigerian military towards ensuring that insecurity becomes a thing of the past in the country.
This is even as Tinubu expressed confidence in the capacity of military to rid the country of banditry, insurgency, and criminality.
Tinubu spoke at an event to mark the Diamond Jubilee of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) in Kaduna on Saturday.
He charged the armed forces to continue to protect Nigeria’s territorial integrity against all threats.
assured the military of his administration’s unwavering commitment to their welfare, and pledged steadfast support in carrying out their duties.
In his speech, Tinubu lauded the academy for its role in the unification of the country post-civil war.
Tinubu also urged the military to intensify its efforts to safeguard the country and added that the “war against the enemies of Nigeria is not over.”
His words: “Let me also add that although the war against the enemies of Nigeria is not over, it is fair to state that relative peace has been recorded across the major flash points. These successes have come at a price for the government and the populace. We remember our fallen heroes and those out in the trenches for the sake of our fatherland. Let us also celebrate their resilience and sacrifice at this diamond jubilee.
“I urge you to continue to play your constitutional role of safeguarding the territorial integrity of Nigeria, our fatherland. You must shun any acts that are inimical to the well-being of our nation and acts that can destroy the gains of democracy that we have enjoyed in the last 20 years.
“The government is fully aware of the service and sacrifices that members of the Nigerian Armed Forces have continued to render across the length and breadth of this country, especially in the face of daunting challenges.
“Let me reiterate the urgency to upscale the fight against insecurity, which has robbed us of peace and progress. While the relative peace you have been able to secure is worth celebrating, you must remember that the war is not yet over until every parcel of land held by the enemy is flying the flag of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” the President said