Military have stabilized democracy in Nigeria, says Nnamani
January 16, 2006

Governor Chimaroke Nnamani of Enugu State has commended the role played by the Nigerian Armed forces in various peace keeping operations and sustenance of the unity of the country.

Governor Nnamani, who was represented by his deputy, Chief Okechukwu Itanyi, stated this while speaking at a luncheon organized to mark the grand finale of the Armed Forces and Remembrance Day Celebration in Enugu.

The state Chief Executive disclosed that the day's celebration was organized in honour of both the fallen heroes, the retired soldiers and the Nigerian soldiers who had sacrificed their lives for peace keeping operations.

He therefore called on the members of the Armed Forces to stick to their constitutional role and avoid any act that would bring the nation crises or war, "so that the labour of our heroes past shall never be in vain."

Governor Nnamani, who also noted the peaceful relationship existing between his government and the Nigerian Armed Forces men in the state, promised to ensure all necessary supports and assistances to enable them carry out their responsibilities effectively. He also praised the military for their role in stabilizing democracy in Nigeria.

Responding to the Governor's speech, the General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the 82 Division, Major General Abdulhafeez Adwuyi, said that the celebration was a gratitude to God for the noble lives lived by the fallen heroes and the retired men of the Nigeria army.

The GOC stated that the fallen heroes sacrificed their lives for the unity of the country and stressed the need for proper care for those they left behind.

He therefore called on every Nigerian to strive hard in living a worthy life.

Major General Adewuyi commended the state Governor, Chimaroke Nnamani and the members of the public for joining them in the week-long celebrations.


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