Nigeria’s President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has issued a resounding call to the Nigerian Armed Forces, urging them to steadfastly protect the nation’s territorial integrity against all threats.
Speaking at the Diamond Jubilee celebration of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) in Kaduna, President Tinubu underscored the pivotal role of the military in combating banditry, insurgency, and criminal activities plaguing the nation.
Acknowledging the commendable efforts of the Armed Forces in securing relative peace, President Tinubu emphasised that the battle against insecurity persists until every inch of Nigerian territory is under the flag of the Federal Republic.
The President commended the Armed Forces for their unwavering dedication and sacrifices, urging an escalation in efforts to confront insecurity head-on.
He stressed, “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.”
President Tinubu also highlighted the transformative journey of the NDA, from its inception to its current status as a prestigious degree-awarding institution. He praised the institution’s commitment to academic excellence and military training, noting its role as a beacon of learning not only in Nigeria but also across the globe.
The President urged the NDA to evolve into a hub of innovation and entrepreneurship, likening it to Nigeria’s Silicon Valley, where ideas are nurtured and realised.
In commemorating the sacrifices of fallen heroes and those currently serving, President Tinubu reaffirmed the government’s unwavering support for the Armed Forces.
He concluded by urging the military to uphold their constitutional duty of safeguarding Nigeria’s territorial integrity while admonishing against actions detrimental to national unity and democracy.
President Tinubu has returned to Abuja following his attendance at the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of the Nigerian Defence Academy in Kaduna State.