Armed Forces Remembrance Day: Highlights of Buhari’s Speech.
The President, Muhammadu Buhari has asked Nigerians to expect an overwhelming improvement in security in the country this year.
While speaking at the Armed Forces Remembrance Day on Thursday in Abuja, the Nigerian leader said the fight against insecurity will improve and Nigeria will be better for it.
He also advised the nation’s service chiefs to ensure synergy and cooperation in the fight against insecurity, and ensure a more sustained focus on intelligence gathering and interpretation.
Buhari, however, said the welfare of the armed forces will continue to be the priority of his administration.
“As we commemorate #ArmedForcesRemembranceDay, let me pay tribute to the bravery and sacrifice of all the men and women of our armed forces who have paid the supreme price for our unity, peace and security. We also salute our troops currently engaged in internal security operations,” Buhari wrote.
“The welfare and wellbeing of our troops will continue to be a priority. We are investing heavily not only in weapons and equipment for their use, but also in provision of housing, medical care and other areas of welfare. And we will continue to make resources available.
“I am reiterating my directives to the Service Chiefs regarding greater synergy and cooperation, and also a more sustained focus on intelligence gathering and interpretation. I am confident that we will see significant improvement in our security situation this year.
“May the souls of all our departed heroes continue to rest in peace. We will continue to strive to ensure that their sacrifices on our behalf will never be in vain.”