The Chief of Defence Staff, Major General Christopher Gwabin Musa, has expressed gratitude to the troops of the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) and urged all Nigerians to support and have faith in the unwavering commitment of the soldiers to safeguarding the nation’s peace, unity, and sovereignty.
In celebration of this year’s Eid-el-Kabir, the Chief of Defence Staff, Major General Christopher Gwabin Musa, conveys his warmest wishes to the troops of the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) and their families.
He expresses profound appreciation for their selfless sacrifice, unwavering commitment, and indomitable spirit in overcoming the existential threats that pose risks to our nation’s unity, security, stability, and peace.
“The significance of the Eid-el-Kabir festival lies in its symbolic values and virtues of unyielding faith and total sacrifice. These qualities resonate deeply with the supreme sacrifices made by our defiant and courageous soldiers who fearlessly confront challenges that threaten the peace, unity, and sovereignty of our great nation, ” Musa said in the statement signed by Gen Musa Gusau.
Amidst these reflections, the Chief of Defence Staff extends his unwavering support to the officers and men of the Armed Forces as they dutifully carry out their constitutional obligations throughout the country. He expresses heartfelt gratitude to His Excellency Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the President and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, for his continuous support to the Military, as well as his resolute commitment to economic repositioning and security sector reforms.
Musa affirms the unflinching loyalty of the Armed Forces to the administration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, adding that the allegiance underscores the dedication and determination of the troops in upholding national security.
Furthermore, the Chief of Defence Staff seizes this opportunity to extend his felicitations to all Nigerians on the auspicious occasion of the Eid-el-Kabir festival.
Musa acknowledges the unwavering support of the Nigerian populace to the Armed Forces of Nigeria and urges them to persist in placing their trust and confidence in the unwavering zeal and capabilities of troops to effectively combat threats to the country.
“The trust and confidence that Nigerians place in our Armed Forces are of utmost significance. As collective partners and stakeholders in securing our nation, we must recognize that the security and stability of our beloved country are sacred responsibilities shared by all. Each Nigerian has a vital role to play in safeguarding our nation’s future.
“By embracing the spirit of unity and solidarity, we strengthen the bond between the citizens and the Armed Forces, fostering an environment conducive to the preservation of peace and the protection of our shared values. Together, let us forge ahead, united in our resolve to build a prosperous and secure Nigeria, ” Musa added.
The Eid-el-Kabir festival holds immense cultural and religious importance for Muslims worldwide. Also known as the Festival of Sacrifice, it commemorates the obedience and devotion of the Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) and symbolizes the values of selflessness, faith, and submission to the will of Allah.
The Nigerian Armed Forces, comprising of the Army, Navy, and the Air Force, play a pivotal role in maintaining national security and upholding the sovereignty of our great nation. The soldiers’ unwavering dedication and courage are evident in their continuous efforts to counter the various threats facing our country. They face immense challenges head-on, exhibiting bravery and resilience in the face of adversity.
These soldiers, driven by a sense of duty and love for their homeland, stand as a formidable force against those who seek to disrupt our peace and unity. Their commitment to safeguarding our nation’s security is unwavering, and their sacrifices serve as a testament to their unwavering resolve.
The Support Of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, as the President and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, has shown resolute dedication to the well-being and progress of the nation. His steadfast support for the Military is instrumental in bolstering their capabilities and ensuring their effectiveness in addressing security challenges.
President Tinubu’s commitment to economic repositioning and security sector reforms is a testament to his vision for a stronger and more prosperous Nigeria. By prioritizing the needs of the Armed Forces and recognizing their vital role in national development, President Tinubu reinforces the importance of a well-equipped and motivated military.
The Collective Responsibility Of Nigerians
“As citizens of Nigeria, we all bear a collective responsibility in ensuring the security and stability of our beloved nation. Our trust and confidence in the Armed Forces are crucial in empowering them to fulfill their duties effectively. By supporting and believing in the capabilities of our soldiers, we contribute to a conducive environment for their success.
“It is essential for every Nigerian to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities that could undermine national security. Our active participation in maintaining law and order strengthens the collective resilience of our society, ” Musa said.
Strengthening The Partnership Between Citizens And The Armed Forces
A harmonious partnership between the citizens and the Armed Forces is paramount to the preservation of peace and the protection of our shared values. Together, Nigeria can build a prosperous and secure country, where every individual can thrive and fulfill their potential.
By fostering an environment of trust, mutual respect, and cooperation, we create a strong bond between the citizens and the military. This bond serves as the foundation for effective collaboration in tackling security challenges and advancing our nation’s interests.
The Path Forward: Unity And Progress
The Eid-el-Kabir festival and the sacrifices made by soldiers is worth remembering the significance of unity, faith, and sacrifice.
“Together, we can overcome the challenges that confront us and build a better future for generations to come.
“Let us continue to support and show unwavering faith in the dedication and abilities of our troops. By doing so, we contribute to the strength and resilience of our Armed Forces and affirm our collective commitment to the security, stability, and prosperity of Nigeria, ” Musa said.
“As a united nation, guided by the values of sacrifice, unity, and patriotism, we will triumph over adversity and forge a path towards a brighter tomorrow, ” Musa added.