The President, Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has commended the Armed Forces of Nigeria for their selfless service at maintaining indivisibility of the Nation since Independence and most especially in the current fight against insurgency in the North East.
President Buhari gave this commendation at the emblem launch for the 2016 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration (AFDC) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He praised the Nigerian Legion for their steadfastness, perseverance and exemplary conducts as they continued to make meaningful contribution to the growth and development of the country even in retirement.
The theme for the 2016 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration, “Motivating the Nigerian Armed Forces for Effective Service Delivery”, the President said is a special one which was carefully chosen to appreciate the landmark achievement of the gallant troops in the North East and would as well reassure Nigerians that the Armed Forces is committed to doing all in its power towards the return of peace to troubled areas in our nation.
The President urged Nigerians to procure the AFDC emblems, wear them with pride and donate generously in support of the Veterans, and the dependants of the fallen heroes. The proceed from the emblem launch the President noted would enable the legionnaires reach out to widows and orphans of the military victims of insurgency in the North East.
He appealed to all Nigerians to generously support the Armed Forces of Nigeria and the Nigerian Legion as a way of appreciating the sacrifices of fallen heroes and the gallant troops who are fighting insurgency in the North East. This gesture he further said would assure those still serving that services to their father land will never be forgotten.
The president who is the Grand Patron of Nigerian Legion used the occasion to pledge Federal Government’s support and commitment to addressing the challenges facing the veterans, the widows and dependents of the fallen heroes, as well as the incapacitated veterans.