“Nigeria is proud of its Armed Forces”-APC
By Aanya Igomu, Abuja
Nigeria’s governing party, the All Progressives Congress, APC says the Armed forces has made the country proud.
The APC said this in a press statement which was signed by its Secretary, Senator John James Akpanudoedehem where it celebrated the Military on the occasion of the annual Armed Forces and Remembrance Day.
The party praised the efforts of the military over the years in protecting the country.
It further called on Nigerians not to politicise security issues in the country.
“From the country’s 30-month civil war which ended on January 15, 1970 to the fight against terrorism, banditiry and other emerging violent crimes, many servicemen have paid the supreme price for our safety, peace and unity. We pray for the protection of the living and remember the departed heroes and their families left behind.
“From international peace keeping missions to adressing security incidents within the country and overall discharge of its constitutional responsibilities, the military has undoubtedly made the country proud.
“In terms of investment in military hardware, intelligence and tactical training for servicemen, our defence capacity has greatly improved. Asides attacks on soft targets, Boko Haram and its affiliates have been seriously degraded. The terrorists no longer control an inch of Nigeria’s territory.
“We must collectively shun the practice of politicising issues of security and the efforts of our security services particularly the Armed Forces to keep the country safe. We should rather support their efforts to further degrade the capacity of terrorists and other criminal elements” APC said.
The party noted that Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has made efforts in improving the welfare of the military.
“In the area of barracks infrastructure, healthcare among other welfare initiatives for Armed Forces personnel and their families, the President Muhammadu Buhari government has achieved record investments aimed at improving military personnel welfare for the living and families of the departed” the Party added.