Nigeria @ 62 : Min. of defence salutes Nigerians, hails military’s gallantry

~ Calls for intelligence to boost military campaigns

The Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Salihi Magashi (rtd) CFR felicitates with Nigerians on the occasion of the nation’s 62nd Independence Anniversary Celebration.

In a statement signed by
Mohammad Abdulkadri, Special Assistant to the Minister of Defence on Media and Publicity said the minister expressed ecstasy that the celebration of Nationhood is coming shortly after Nigeria’ impressive performance at the 77th Session of the United Natlons General Assembly, UNGA in New York, USA.

General Magashi whose birthday falls on October 1st appealed to Nigerians to see the occasion as a wake-up call to be united in the onerous task of building a secure, safer and virile nation.

While drumming support for President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to end insecurity bedeviling the country, the Defence Minister extolled the vision of the founding fathers of the nation and commended the gallantry of the military in national defence.

He said Six decades plus two years journey of a Nationhood symbolically underscores systematic, steady and sustainable growth towards harvesting her full potentials as the most populous black nation of the world and giant of Africa.

The General who is 73 years today appealed for the buy-in of Nigerians into the various military campaigns by providing credible intelligence that will help to smoke out criminal elements in their camps and corridors.

In the moods and spirit of Independence Anniversary Celebration the Minister assured Nigerians that the Military will not renege on the task of defending the nation’s territorial integrity and on the commitment to end all threats in-line with the directive of the Commander-in- Chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces, President Muhammadu Buhari.


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