President Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) has reiterated his commitment to Nigerians that security will continue to be at the forefront of his administration until peace returns.
The President asserted while presiding over the launch of the emblem appeal fund for the 2021 Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration.
The short ceremony took place at the Council Chamber of the State House, Abuja before the commencement of the 21st virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting.
The launch holds annually to raise funds in honor of the nation’s fallen heroes.
The ceremony was witnessed by has the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, and Dean of the diplomatic corps.
Also at the event was the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana Mungonu, the Head of Service of the Federation, Folasade Yemi-Esan. Buhari launched the emblem with N10m.
Buhari, in his remarks, urged Nigerians to desist from making divisive statements that threaten national security.
He noted that the event is to remember the nation’s fallen heroes and veterans as well as and those currently engaged in fighting insurgency and banditry in the northern parts of the country.
The president specially commended the gallant soldiers, who despite the impact of COVID-19 have remained steadfast in keeping the nation one.
He promised timely releases of resources for operations and welfare of the armed forces.
Decoration of the emblem was done by the president and secretary of the Nigerian Legion.
The event also had the security chiefs in attendance.
Meanwhile, President Buhari also administered the oath of office to Isa Kwara, as Chairman of the National Population Commission.
Other members who also took the oath of office in three groups of four and three are Ibrahim Mohammed, (Bauchi); Ayodeji Ajayi (Ekiti), Joseph Kwai Shazin, (FCT), and Garba A. Garba (Jigawa).