President Muhammadu Buhari used his address at the Armed Forces remembrance day Emblem and Appeal launch to commend service members throughout the nation’s history for their dedication and to encourage all Nigerians to honour their sacrifices by helping them succeed and get the support they’ve earned.
“I want to salute 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 said.
The president urges businesses to hire veterans in his address, drawing big applause from the audience.
“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.”
Buhari also lauded generation of soldiers who died in service, “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.”
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, he said.