Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the families of fallen heroes in the country that the government will not jettison its plans to improve their standard of living as a matter of top national priority.
President Buhari made the statement at this year’s Armed forces Remembrance Day Celebration Jummah prayer held at the National Mosque Abuja on Friday 8 January 2021.
The President, who was represented by the Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Salihi Magashi, said the government is appreciative of the sacrifices of the serving, retired and unknown soldiers who paid the supreme price towards safeguarding the nation’s territorial integrity.
He also urged Nigerians to pray for the armed forces to enable them achieve success in the fight against insurgency, banditry and kidnapping.
According to President Muhammadu Buhari, the year 2021 “is a year of action and we will finish what we are doing, saying what is happening in this country will soon be over.”
“This year, we will finish what we are doing; pray for us that we succeed.”
He described the annual Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration of which special Jumat service represents a significant segment as a token of expression of love and appreciation for their gallantry and a platform to besiege Almighty Allah to uphold the families they left behind and to pray for the repose of their souls.
Chief imam of the National Mosque, Sheikh Muhammad Musa commended the military for their efforts in ensuring security and prayed for the repose of the souls of those who have died.
The special prayer was attended by top serving military hierarchies and members of the diplomatic communities.