President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday commended the Nigerian Army for its efforts in securing the nation.
Buhari spoke when he virtually declared the Chief of Army Staff’s Annual Conference, 2020 open.
He said the Army has remained resolute in the discharge of its constitutional roles and in keeping the welfare of soldiers a priority.
The Nigerian leader hailed Army intervention in the management of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Buhari noted that the peaceful elections conducted in Edo and Ondo States would not have been achieved without the professionalism displayed by security agencies.
He praised the Army for its commitment towards curtailing the activities of insurgents, armed bandits, kidnappers, cattle rustlers and other violent criminals through ongoing exercises and operations.
The President said the Exercise SAHEL SANITY launched a few months ago in the North-West to rid the Katsina-Zamfara corridor of marauding bandits had recorded commendable progress.
“I have also been briefed about the tremendous successes that have been achieved by troops during the ongoing Operation FIRE BALL in the North East.
“I charge you all to sustain these efforts until the full restoration of peace and security in the nation is achieved”, he said.
Buhari paid tribute to men and women who have paid the supreme price by sacrificing their lives.