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Thursday, 2 November 2017

Nigeria Will Never Experience Another Civil War Under My Watch – PMB

President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed that never again shall Nigeria  by actions or inactions of its citizens experience another war.
This is contained in the President ‘s remarks during the launch of  the Armed Forces remembrance day celebration 2018 emblem and appeal fund yesterday at the Presidential Villa.
Buhari stated that the resolve by Nigerians to remain in one indivisible and indissoluble nation, Nigeria is at the centre of this celebration.
He said”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 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 the 15th 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.”
He commended  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.
He added “  I appreciate your display of unparalleled loyalty to the country and dedication to duty. Being one of you, I understand what you have to undergo. This administration will continue to do all within its power and resources to ensure that your welfare is adequately catered for.
He said the noble culture of appreciation and respect for veterans and servicemen and women experienced all over the world is very much part of Nigerians.
“  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.
“ As a government we desire to improve the capability of our Armed Forces. I am glad that our efforts are yielding positive results already in boosting the morale of men and women of the Armed Forces.
“ We will continue to engage them in training and retraining to improve on their capacity to discharge their constitutional roles,” he stated.
On his part, minister of defence, Mansur Dan- Ali observed that the patronage of the emblem by Nigerians have not been very encouraging.
He stressed the need to emulate the practice in other countries  where by 80-90% of citizens procure and adorn the emblem during their remembrance period.
The minister urged Nigerians to arouse the awareness and consciousness of its citizens especially the young ones by inculcating these values during their formative years.
To achieve this, he called for an inter-ministerial collaboration between the MOD, MOE, MOI, and other relevant MDAs

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