NEVER AGAIN MUST NIGERIA WITNESS WAR SAYS BUHARI.


Nigeria must never return to war - Buhari



President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday warned that no individ­ual or group must contemplate again of returning Nigeria to the war zone.
Buhari, who urged Nigeri­ans to cast their minds back at the events that led to the coun­try’s civil war and the immense human capital loss of the tragic war, declared that never again must the nation travel that rough road.
The President spoke when he administered the oath of office to the Secretary to the Government of the Federa­tion (SGF), Boss, Gida Musta­pha and launched the 2018 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Emblem with N10 mil­lion.
He said that “it is indeed worthwhile to honour the memory of our distinguished veterans who paid the supreme sacrifice to keep the coun­try united. Some others have spent the best part of their lives in Service to keep our nation and the world in peace.”
The emblem launch was witnessed by Senate President Bukola Saraki, House of Rep­resentatives Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, Chief Justice of the Federation, Walter Onnoghen, the Governor of Adamawa, Jibrila Bindu, APC National Chairman John Odigie-Oye­gun, the Chief of Defence Staff, the Service Chiefs, the Inspec­tor-General of Police, as well as heads of paramilitary service.
Buhari was decorated by the National President of Ni­geria Legion, Brig.-Gen. Jones Akpa (rtd), who also decorat­ed Vice President Yemi Os­inbajo, and the SGF, while the secretary of the associa­tion, Capt. John Abdul Ado­le (rtd) decorated the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, the Speaker of the House of Rep­resentatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, the Chief of Justice of the Federation, Justice Walter Onnoghen and the Gover­nor of Adamawa State, Jibri­la Bindo.
In his remarks, Buhari said the emblem launch was a wor­thy tradition of recognising and appreciating the sacrific­es of the veterans in the First and Second World Wars, Ni­gerian Civil War, Peace Sup­port Operations around the world, and Internal Security Operations particularly the ongoing war on insurgency in the North East zone of the country.
“The resolve by our coun­trymen and women to remain in one indivisible and indissol­uble nation, Nigeria is at the centre of this celebration. In­deed, the Remembrance Day Celebration is being marked on the15th of January instead of 11th of November as in oth­er Commonwealth nations to commemorate the end of the Nigerian civil war – a war that was fought to keep Nigeria one.
“We must therefore cast our minds back at the events that led to the civil war, the immense human capital loss of the tragic war, and resolve that never again shall we allow our dear nation by our actions or inactions to experience an­other war.”
Buhari applauded the gal­lantry, courage and sacrifices of men and women of the Armed Forces as they grapple with di­verse and contemporary se­curity challenges plaguing the country.

According to him, “I appre­ciate your display of unparal­leled loyalty to the country and dedication to duty. Being one of you, I understand what you must undergo. This adminis­tration will continue to do all within its power and resourc­es to ensure that your welfare is adequately catered for.
“The noble culture of ap­preciation and respect for vet­erans and servicemen and women experienced all over the world is very much part of us in Nigeria.
“I therefore look forward to a time when business con­cerns and service providers in the country would give special recognition and con­sideration for these distin­guished citizens and support the veterans’ cause in any way they can through voluntary donations, employment op­portunities and welfare sup­port.”
He said his administration is serious in improving the Armed Forces and expressed happiness that the little efforts were yielding positive results
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