Tambuwal Urges Nigerians to Support Military


Mohammed Aminu in Sokoto

Sokoto State Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has urged Nigerians to show unconditional support for the military, saying the soldiers’ sacrifices and dedication to duty have helped in preserving the territorial integrity of the nation.

Tambuwal made the remark Sunday when he hosted young officers of Sokoto origin who recently graduated from the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA).

He said the military as an institution has remained one of the enduring symbols of unity in the Nigerian federation, adding: “No prayer or moral and material support will be considered too much for the military. The officers and men have continued to show exemplary professionalism in the discharge of their responsibilities.”

He admonished the officers, among who was Lt. Ahmed Buhari Bature who emerged overall best student, to show unalloyed loyalty to the constitution and constituted authorities.

The governor, who said Sokoto State was proud of their accomplishments at the Academy, added that: “We are proud of what you have achieved so far. You are following a tradition of excellence set by many of your predecessors who have gone through NDA and have gone on to make a name for themselves, their families, their state and their country.”

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