President Bola Tinubu Saturday expressed confidence in the ability of the armed forces in dealing with insurgency in the country.
Tinubu said going by the quality and standards of their trainings, they are more than capable of bringing all the current threats and criminalities to an end.
He spoke at the Diamond Jubilee of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) in Kaduna.
He also charged them not to relent in safeguarding the territorial integrity of Nigeria against all threats.
According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, the President also commended the Forces for their dedication to duty and sacrifices for the nation.
He assured them of his administration’s commitment to their welfare as well as unflagging support in the discharge of their duties.
The NDA, which was established on February 5, 1964, has undergone various stages of transformation in its quest to fulfill its mandate of training officers for the Nigerian Armed Forces.
He was quoted to uave said, “Let me also add that although the war against the enemies of Nigeria is not over, it is fair to state that relative peace has been recorded across the major flash points. These successes have come at a price for the government and the populace. We remember our fallen heroes and those out in the trenches for the sake of our fatherland. Let us also celebrate their resilience and sacrifice at this diamond jubilee.
“I urge you to continue to play your constitutional role of safeguarding the territorial integrity of Nigeria, our fatherland. You must shun any acts that are inimical to the well-being of our nation and acts which can destroy the gains of democracy which we have enjoyed in the last 20 years.
“The government is fully aware of the service and sacrifices that members of the Nigerian Armed Forces have continued to render across the length and breadth of this country, especially in the face of daunting challenges. We, as a government, will continue to accord priority to the needs of the armed forces to enable the military to play its constitutional role without let or hindrance.
“Let me reiterate the urgency to upscale the fight against insecurity, which has robbed us of peace and progress. While the relative peace you have been able to secure is worth celebrating, you must remember that the war is not yet over until every parcel of land held by the enemy is flying the flag of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” the President said.