According to President Bola Tinubu, the Nigerian military can put an end to the nation’s problems with banditry, insurgency, and criminality.
Speaking on Saturday at the Nigerian Defense Academy’s (NDA) Diamond Jubilee celebration in Kaduna, the Nigerian leader made the statement.
But Tinubu asked the military to continue being watchful in defending Nigeria’s territorial integrity.
He pledged the military’s unflinching support in their line of duty and assured them of his administration’s unshakable commitment to their well-being. In addition, Tinubu praised the NDA’s role in bringing the nation together during the Civil War and its 1985 conversion from a non-degree-granting organization to a fully-fledged university.
“The National Universities Commission, the regulating body, approved the curriculum, and the government is pleased to note that it is sufficiently robust and broad-based to enable the cadets to acquire the knowledge, skills, values, character, and discipline required for effective and efficient service in the Nigerian Armed Forces in peacetime and in times of crisis,” he stated.
“I am aware that the NDA documents the achievements of other titans, such as the founding of post-graduate courses, research facilities, and centers of excellence for the purpose of promoting research and idea exchange.
The NDA postgraduate school ought to be the top choice for students worldwide, not only in Nigeria, due to its reliable academic schedule free from labor issues and strikes. Thus, I give the academic staff—military and civilian—a mandate to turn the NDA into “Nigeria’s Silicon Valley,” a center for entrepreneurs where concepts are not only developed but also brought to life.
In addition, Tinubu urged the military to continue protecting the nation, saying that the “war against the enemies of Nigeria is not over.”
In his own words: “Let me also add that, while the struggle against Nigeria’s adversaries is ongoing, it is reasonable to say that there has been a noticeable amount of peace observed throughout the main flashpoints. Both the people and the administration have paid a price for these achievements. For the sake of our country, we honor our fallen heroes and those serving in the trenches. As we commemorate their diamond jubilee, let us also honor their fortitude and sacrifice.
I implore you to carry out your constitutional duty of defending Nigeria’s territorial integrity, our homeland. You must avoid doing anything that might jeopardize the progress our country has made toward democracy or undermine the advances made in the last
“The Nigerian Armed Forces members have continued to serve and make sacrifices throughout the nation, particularly in the face of extremely difficult circumstances, and the government is well aware of this. As a government, we will never stop prioritizing the requirements of the armed forces so that they may carry out their constitutionally mandated duties without interference.
“Let me stress how urgent it is to step up the battle against insecurity, which has prevented us from moving forward and experiencing peace. Even if the relative calm you have managed to achieve is something to be grateful for, you must keep in mind that the war is not officially finished until the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” the President said.