In the spirit of the holidays, the Chief of Defence Staff, CDS, Gen. Christopher Musa, has urged Nigerians to band together against the country’s enemies in support of the Armed Forces of Nigeria.
Brig.-Gen. Tukur Gusau, the Director of Defence Information, gave Musa a Christmas message yesterday in which he thanked Nigerians and the armed forces for their enduring devotion. He also said that all uniformed heroes should be recognised for their sacrifices made in defence of their country.
“Let us face challenges with unity and courage. Your bravery will not go unnoticed, and we commit to continuous support.
“May the festive spirit bind us as one, and the warmth of shared destiny resonate beyond this season.
“My fervent prayer is that, as we revel, we align with Christ’s teachings of peace, love, and harmony.
“Seizing this moment, I call on all Nigerians to unite against common enemies, support our motivated armed forces’ steadfast in defending our nation’s integrity.
“As we bid farewell to the year, look to the New Year with renewed hope and stay vigilant and resolute in protecting our nation.
“With the commitment of all Nigerians, we will secure our dear nation.
“Wishing you a Merry Christmas and prosperous New Year. God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” he said.
Also, the Chief of the Air Staff, CAS, Air Marshal Hasan Abubakar, in a video message to troops, yesterday, wished those in frontline a wonderful Christmas celebration.
According to Abubakar, through your selfless hearts of courage and bravery as well as unwavering dedication and service to our nation, our citizens have been afforded the opportunity to celebrate and enjoy this festive moment.
He said the entire nation was indeed proud of the gallant efforts and devotion of the troops to duty, which he said, had remained a beacon of hope for all Nigerians.
“Rest assured that Nigerian Air Force stands beside you, intertwined in your efforts and we remain committed to the redoubling our endeavors to fulfilling your everyday operational and welfare needs.