As the countdown to the swearing in of President-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu continues, the chief of defence staff, Lucky Irabor, said the military will remain loyal and committed to democratic governance and the constitution of the country.
General Irabor gave the assurance at the regimental dinner organised in honour of President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday night in Abuja as part of the activities lined up for the May 29 inauguration ceremony.
He added that the military, in collaboration with other security agencies, would stop at nothing to ensure the country was adequately secured as part of its effort to contribute to the development of the country.
The CDS, however, pledged the military’s loyalty to the president and constitution as Mr Buhari bows out of office.
“Our determination to uphold democratic growth is rock solid. I assure you that the Armed Forces of Nigeria and other security agencies will consolidate all the successes recorded so far, especially on the ongoing counter-insurgency and anti-banditry operations across the country,” stated General Irabor.
Meanwhile outgoing President Muhammadu Buhari urged the military to redouble its efforts to totally eradicate terrorism and banditry in the country.
“However, until the issue of insecurity is surmounted, much more is still desired from the Armed Forces of Nigeria,” stated the president. “Consequently, the Armed Forces of Nigeria and other security agencies must always remain resolute in the face of the country’s insecurity challenges.
He thanked the army for their loyalty throughout his administration.
“Please permit me to appreciate our military for their loyalty, hard work, dedication, and selfless service to our beloved nation,” stated Mt Buhari. “I am fully aware of all your sacrifices and commitments in tackling the myriad of security challenges and your contributions to the successful elections in our country.”

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