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Again, Buhari assures on Armed Forces' effectiveness in restoring Peace
By: News Editor
Thu, 8 Sep 2022   ||   Nigeria, Lagos

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Lagos urged Nigerians to believe in the capability of the Armed Forces to safeguard and bring long-lasting peace and stability to the country. 
The President, who made this known while declaring open the 12th Nigerian Navy Games, LAGOS 2022, assured Nigerians that the Armed Forces will continue to sustain their Operational tempo to contain the security challenges in the country. 
Buhari said that the Security Agencies would continue to ensure that all appropriate measures were in place for the safety of Nigerians. 
The President also re-emphasized the importance of synergy between the Armed Forces, other security agencies, and the general population for peace and security. 
The President who also commissioned the newly constructed Nigerian Navy Sports Complex, commended the Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo, for investing in sports development.
‘‘Over the years, sports have remained a tool to strengthen the ties between troops, instilling discipline and readiness to serve a common cause in the military. I am sure these Games will create a forum for the Nigerian Navy to achieve these objectives and more. 
‘‘The construction of this sports complex has provided a standard venue for the Nigerian Navy to host major games as well as an appropriate venue for naval personnel within Lagos to use for training and other recreational purposes.
‘‘I am therefore confident that besides the conduct of the Games, the Nigerian Navy and its personnel will continue to make good use of the facilities in this complex,” he said. 
The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces expressed the hope that the games would provide the needed platform and avenue for discovering new talents representing the Navy and Nigeria in international competitions. 
‘‘I note that all commands in the Nigerian Navy are participating in the Games.
‘‘This means that the Nigerian Navy can take stock of the level of preparedness of its personnel while encouraging the development of team spirit amongst its personnel. ‘‘The Games should therefore provide a glimpse of what Nigerians expect from the Nigerian Navy; dedication, commitment, unity, oneness and comradeship,’’ President Buhari assured that the Federal Government will continue to encourage sporting activities in view of its importance towards national cohesiveness and unity.


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