together Nigeria is stronger – Osinbajo
Despite differences in religion, ethnicity, political affiliation or other differences, Vice President Yemi said, Nigerians of all generations and from all walks of life must strive to ensure the unity of Nigeria, because the nation is stronger together than individually. Osinbajo, SAN.
The Vice President spoke today at the Church’s Interfaith Service to commemorate 2021 Armed Forces Memorial Day at the National Christian Center in Abuja on Sunday.
According to prof. Osinbajo, represented in the church service by the Federation Government Secretary, Mr. Boss Mustafa, of Nigerians, “must insist every time that every great multi-ethnic and multi-faith nation, despite all its strengths, has fought for a great dividend of diversity and pluralism.”
He reaffirmed the need for Nigerians, as a token of honor for the sacrificed men and women of the military, to demonstrate a greater commitment to the unity of the nation and the task of building a better society.
The Vice President said: “The fight to create a better federation is an ongoing endeavor to which every generation must firmly commit itself.
Paying tribute to the dead men and women of the country’s armed forces, he noted that their victims embody the highest patriotism, as they sacrificed their lives in the line of duty.
According to him, “These brave soldiers from all over the country have made our nation proud and their lives show us what it means to be patriots. Each reminds us of the eternal words of our national commitment: “to be faithful, loyal and honest, to serve Nigeria with all our might, to protect its unity and to uphold its honor and glory.”
He noted that the heroes and heroines of the fallen armed forces “fought to preserve the freedom of the peoples of the world from totalitarianism in the First and Second World Wars; to keep our nation and its people united in a civil war. “
The Vice President went on to praise the military, adding that “they sacrificed their lives in peacekeeping operations on the continent and elsewhere, they paid the last price in fighting senseless terrorism in the northeast and defending this land. from other security threats.
“We dedicate ourselves to the memory of these heroes and heroines with the words of our national anthem:“ The works of the past of our heroes will never be in vain.
“This is the promise that their blood, shed on the battlefield, will not be wasted, is the burden that we, the living, bear. And it’s really burdensome. “
Paying tribute to the fallen military personnel, the Vice President recalled the heroism of the late Ms. Tolulope Arotila, who made history in October 2019 when she became the first female attack helicopter pilot in Nigeria. 55 years of the Nigerian Air Force.
He said: “Although his young life was cut short by very unfortunate circumstances, Tolulop made his dream come true – to join the Nigerian army and, together with colleagues from all parts of the country, defend territorial integrity and peace. and the safety of this nation.
Prof. Osinbajo noted that the nation will always be grateful and proud of the continued commitment of our young men and women to military service.
He said that “in this case, we also honor, honor and pray for the families, relatives and loved ones of our fallen heroes, those who endure pain and deprivation every day because of their absence. On behalf of the President and the Federal Government, we once again express our sincere condolences. We pray that the Lord will comfort and support you every day. “
Senior Special Assistant to the President for Media and Advertising
Vice President’s Office
January 10, 2021