Nigerians Are Determined To Remain One – President Buhari
Despite the ongoing pro-Biafran protests
rocking some parts of the country,
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday
said Nigerians had resolved to remain one.
He said the fact that the country witnessed
a lot of internal strife and a civil war since
independence and has remained united
was a proof of the people’s resolve to
Buhari spoke during the launch of the 2016
Armed Forces Remembrance Day Emblem
and Appeal Fund at the Council Chambers
of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He said he was proud to address the
gathering in honour of those who he said
devoted their lives to the service of the
country and the world at large.
reminds us of the need to appreciate the
noble contributions of our fallen heroes
who paid the supreme sacrifice to maintain
national and international peace and
“Our nation has recently celebrated 55
years of political independence and
continues to remain as one indivisible
entity despite several grievous challenges.
“Since independence, Nigeria has
witnessed a lot of internal strife, survived
a civil war and has remained united.
“This feat achieved by the country is an
eloquent testimony to the determination of
our citizens to remain as one people.
“The sacrifices of our fallen heroes,
heroines, and veterans who rose up to the
security challenges cannot go un-noticed.”
challenge as a trying time for Nigeria,
Buhari described the theme of this year’s
remembrance, “Motivating the Nigerian
Armed Forces for Effective Service
Delivery” as very apt for the current
He lauded men of the nation’s armed
forces for their courage and sacrifices in
grappling with the wave of terrorism, oil
theft and piracy in some parts of the
country, saying they have displayed
unalloyed loyalty and commitment to