Nigerian Military is Capable of Ending Insecurity – Tinubu

President Bola Tinubu has said the Nigerian Military is capable of eliminating banditry, insurgency, and criminality plaguing the nation.

The Nigerian leader made the remark while speaking at the Nigerian Defence Academy’s (NDA) Diamond Jubilee celebration in Kaduna on Saturday.

Tinubu, however, urged the armed forces to remain vigilant in protecting Nigeria’s territorial integrity.

He assured the military of his administration’s unwavering support and commitment to their well-being, pledging steadfast backing in their line of duty. Tinubu also lauded the NDA’s role in unifying the country after the civil war and commended its transformation from a non-degree-awarding institution to a full-fledged university in 1985.

He said, “The government is also pleased to note that the curriculum approved by the National Universities Commission, the regulatory body, is sufficiently robust and broad-based to enable the cadets to acquire the knowledge, skills, values, character, and discipline required for effective and efficient service in the Nigerian Armed Forces in peacetime and in times of crisis.

“I understand that other giants’ strides recorded in the NDA include the establishment of post-graduate programs, the creation of research centres and centres of excellence to facilitate research and enable cross-fertilization of ideas.

“The consistent academic calendar devoid of industrial disputes and strikes should make the NDA postgraduate school an institution of first choice not only for Nigerian students but also for students across the globe. I, therefore, charge the academic staff, both military and non-military, to transform the NDA into ‘Nigeria’s Silicon Valley,’ a hub for startups where ideas are not only incubated but also actualized.”

Tinubu also charged the military not to relent in its efforts to safeguard the country and added that the “war against the enemies of Nigeria is not over.”

His words: “Let me also add that although the war against the enemies of Nigeria is not over, it is fair to state that relative peace has been recorded across the major flash points. These successes have come at a price for the government and the populace. We remember our fallen heroes and those out in the trenches for the sake of our fatherland. Let us also celebrate their resilience and sacrifice at this diamond jubilee.

“I urge you to continue to play your constitutional role of safeguarding the territorial integrity of Nigeria, our fatherland. You must shun any acts that are inimical to the well-being of our nation and acts that can destroy the gains of democracy that we have enjoyed in the last 20 years.

“The government is fully aware of the service and sacrifices that members of the Nigerian Armed Forces have continued to render across the length and breadth of this country, especially in the face of daunting challenges. We, as a government, will continue to accord priority to the needs of the armed forces to enable the military to play its constitutional role without let or hindrance.

“Let me reiterate the urgency to upscale the fight against insecurity, which has robbed us of peace and progress. While the relative peace you have been able to secure is worth celebrating, you must remember that the war is not yet over until every parcel of land held by the enemy is flying the flag of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” the President said.

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  1. Who doubts that? But what are they waiting for or why are they playing politics with terrorists? Or are they allowing them, so that they get sufficient money from politicians? I don’t understand.

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