The Armed Forces of Nigeria are still committed to addressing the current security issues plaguing the nation, according to the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Lucky Irabor.
Irabor provided reassurance on Saturday in Abuja at the NDA’s 32 Regular Course’s 40th Anniversary Dinner and Award Night.
He praised the 32 Regular Course Alumni Association members for their contributions to the country both during their time in the military and after they retired.
According to the CDS, the armed forces still require their recommendations and guidance to improve the security situation in the nation.
Irabor said, “Please remember that you have a role to play and that we will be prepared to support you in making sure that any information and counsel you give to us is put to good use.
To support the military’s efforts to maintain the nation’s peace and stability, he urged the retired senior commanders to assist in educating the public.
“They ought to be aware of the support they must provide to the nation’s police, military, and security personnel.
“Every one of us is accountable for keeping the country safe.
Potent action cannot be performed without information or intelligence about people who live among us but pose a greater threat to us, according to Irabor.
The CDS advised the retired officers to continue their good work for the nation, especially the military.
“I want to reassure you that the armed forces won’t let you down, and the predicament we’re in will be turned around for the benefit of the country.
“Everyone of us will be secured, as will every one of our properties, and I felt it was important to provide that assurance this evening.
“When the heat is on, it’s merely a sign that something is about to end. We will do all in our power to reduce the level of insecurity in the nation, he vowed.
Irabor also complimented organization members for their ongoing assistance to colleagues’ widows, who gave the ultimate sacrifice while serving the country.
He reassured them that the military would continue to assist the families of all heroes who had died.
The 40th-anniversary celebration was held to honor members of the 32nd RC as well as some of their trainers, according to retiring Maj.-Gen. Iliya Abbah, the 32nd RC’s outgoing president.
Even after retiring, they were still willing to serve the country, according to Abbah, who added that they will keep giving the country the required recommendations to deal with its security issues.
He thanked God for keeping them alive and well and prayed for the souls of their late coworkers as well.
According to Abbah, the group has kept up its best efforts to care for the families of its deceased colleagues.
Retired Rear Adm. Apochi Suleiman, the association’s new president, said the anniversary event gave them a chance to talk to one another and reflect on their time as cadets at the academy and in the military.
Suleiman pledged to continue the work of his forerunners in guaranteeing the welfare of the surviving members and families of their deceased coworkers.
He also stated that they would be willing to continue serving the country after retirement.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the 32nd RC’s 40th-anniversary celebrations got underway on Friday with the election of new executives at the annual general meeting.
On Saturday, they celebrated the anniversary with a Special Golf Kitty at the TY Buratai Golf and Country Club while their wives went on humanitarian missions to other orphanages.