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Sunday, 14 September 2014

Families Of Soldiers Who Died In Defence Of Nigeria Will Not Be Abandoned Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, ordered that the Ministry of Defence should, as a matter of urgency, institute a special package for families of officers and men who lost their lives in defence of the nations territorial integrity.

The President who, was the Reviewing Officer at the Passing Out Parade (POP) of 61 Regular Course and Short Service Course 42 (Army) at the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna yesterday, said Nigeria cannot abandon those who died while ensuring that other Nigerians live in peace, especially the fight against insurgency.
According to President Jonathan, the cadets, who were subsequently commissioned into the three services of the Nigerian Armed Forces, were coming at a time the nation was faced with internal security challenges; therefore, they must be prepared to protect the lives and property of law abiding Nigerians at all times.
He told them that the military career, which they have voluntarily chosen, was not for chicken hearted persons, hence the need for them to be courageous and discharge high level of professionalism as they move into their respective services.
The Reviewing Officer, therefore used the medium to charge the armed forces to remain steadfast in defence of Nigerias territorial integrity.
While noting that the Nigerian military is one of the finest in the world and the best in Africa, the president charged the passing out cadets to emulate their superiors in absolute loyalty to the nation and the civil authority.
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