Monday, 16 November 2015

Buhari launches 2016 Armed Forces Emblem, donates 10million.

President Muhammadu Buhari today Monday promised that the sacrifices of Nigeria’s fallen heroes, heroines, and veterans who rose up to the security challenges facing the nation won’t go unnoticed.

He gave the assurance while launching the 2016 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Emblem and Appeal Fund at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration is observed on every January 15 to commemorate the selfless service Nigerian troops in military campaigns and wars. Continue........

The theme of next year’s celebration is: “Motivating the Nigerian Armed Forces for Effective Service Delivery.”

Buhari at the event announced a donation of N10 million for the emblem.

He said: “We are gathered here today to observe a worthy tradition of acknowledging and appreciating the gallantry and accomplishments of our veterans in the First and Second World Wars, Peace Support Operations around the world, and internal security operations particularly the ongoing campaign against terrorism in our country.

“I am therefore proud to address this solemn gathering in honour of our distinguished veterans who devoted their lives to the service of our country and the world at large.

“Today’s occasion reminds us of the need to appreciate the noble contributions of our fallen heroes who paid the supreme sacrifice to maintain national and international peace and security.

“The sacrifices of our fallen heroes, heroines, and veterans who rose up to the security challenges cannot go unnoticed.”

Stressing that Nigeria has remained one united country despite several challenges since independence, the President said the feat was achieved due to the determination of Nigerians to remain one people.

He also saluted the courage and sacrifices of men and women of Nigeria Armed Forces in grappling with the wave of terrorism, oil theft​ and piracy in some parts of the country. 
The Nation

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