President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Sunday in Abuja led authorities officers and repair chiefs to put wreaths in honour of Nigerian troopers who died in lively service.
GistNation Media (GNM) stories that aside from the wreaths laying ceremony, the President used the chance to make video convention calls to Nigerian troops within the battle fields in Sambisa Forest, Yola in Adamawa and to these serving in UN Peace Mission in Liberia.
The President, who first spoke to the Nigerian troops preventing the Boko Haram insurgents in Sambisa Forest in Borno, saluted their braveness and urged them to proceed to keep up self-discipline and effectivity they have been identified for.
He mentioned “your success was obtained spontaneously by all Nigerians. I congratulate you and I thanks very a lot for the honour you’ve got executed to the nation and to us, properly executed. I want your households are all nicely and are getting in contact with you.
“Please keep the usual of self-discipline and effectivity. Thanks very a lot certainly.’’
Additionally addressing members of the Nigerian battalion serving with the UN Peacekeeping Mission in Liberia, President Buhari, who congratulated the troopers, wished them a profitable mission overseas.
The President, who recommended members of the armed forces serving with the UN internationally, stated the Federal Authorities was monitoring their efficiency.
He prayed for his or her profitable operations whereas in Liberia, and in addition wished them secure journey again to Nigeria in 2018.
The Information Company of Nigeria studies that Nigerian troops in Liberia would be the final batch of UN Peacekeeping Mission in that nation as UN peace mission in Liberia would finish in 2018.
President Buhari additionally spoke by way of the video convention devices with the Commander of the Air Power Base in Yola, Charles Owoh, who can be the Air Commander, Operation, Lafiya Dole.
The president lauded the efficiency of the Air Power within the ongoing battle towards insurgency within the North East.
He stated: “I get common briefing out of your Chief of Air Workers. Your efficiency speaks for itself and you’ve got raised the morale of your colleagues within the army, particularly the military.
“Along with your hello-tech efficiency and platforms, now we have been capable of restore the sanity and the territorial integrity of Nigeria.
“I’m very happy with the initiative that you’ve taken in upkeep of kit. It is rather encouraging and a lift to our morale right here. I congratulate you and please go my message to your households that we’re very cautious of their persistence and anxiousness each time you’re within the area. Thanks very a lot certainly.
Different dignitaries who carried out the wreaths laying ceremony on the occasion embrace Senate President Bukola Saraki, Speaker of the Home of Representatives Yakubu Dogara, appearing Chief Choose of the Federation and Justice Walter Samuel Onoghen.
Others are the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, service chiefs, Chairman of the Nigerian Legion, Mikah Gaya, members of the diplomatic corps and different outstanding residents.
Particular prayers have been additionally provided in honour of the fallen heroes.
On the 2017 Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration held on the Remembrance Arcade at Tafawa Balewa Sq., Lagos, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos restated the state authorities’s dedication to the welfare of members of the Nigerian Legion.
Already, he mentioned, N5 million had been supplied by the administration to help the households of the fallen heroes and the Nigerian Legion.
The Armed Forces Remembrance Day is an annual occasion held each January 15 in honour of fallen heroes who misplaced their lives in the course of the Nigerian civil conflict and the primary and second world wars.
The 9 Brigrade commander, Sani Mohammed, whereas talking with journalists, stated the remembrance day was in remembrance of the fallen heroes — troopers who misplaced their lives in serving the nation significantly in warfare time.
Additionally talking, the State Commandant of the Nigerian Legion, Samuel Akande, expressed satisfaction over the s
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