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Dr Christiana Atako, President Nigeria Institute of Management Chartered (NIM)

Armed Forces Day: NIM advocates soldiers’ welfare as top priority

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By Rukayat Moisemhe

The Nigerian Institute of Management Chartered (NIM) says the well-being and welfare of Nigerian military personnel must be a top priority for the nation.

NIM President and Chairman of Council, Dr Christiana Atako, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Lagos to commemorate the country’s Armed Forces Remembrance Day.

NAN reports that the Armed Forces Remembrance Day commemorated annually on Jan. 15 serves to remember the country’s departed compatriots and celebrate the living veterans.

Atako noted that the annual event was a solemn reminder of the sacrifices made by armed forces in defending the nation’s sovereignty and protecting the people.

According to her, it is a day when we come together as a nation to pay tribute to the bravery, resilience, and selflessness exhibited by our military personnel in the face of immense challenges.

Atako stated that the institute remained committed to supporting and recognising the contributions of our armed forces.

She encouraged government and all relevant stakeholders to continue to work towards providing the Nigerian Armed Forces with the necessary resources, training, and equipment required for their duties.

“On behalf of the Nigerian Institute of Management, I extend my warmest regards and salute the valiant men and women of our armed forces.

“As we observe this day, let us not forget the fallen heroes who paid the ultimate price in defence of our beloved country.

“Their sacrifice should serve as a constant reminder of the need to preserve the unity and peace of our nation.

“We owe them our eternal gratitude and promise to honor their memory by upholding the ideals for which they fought,” she said.

Atako also emphasised the need for all citizens to play their part in fostering unity and harmony within the nation.

She said we must all embrace the spirit of patriotism and actively promote peace and understanding among diverse ethnic, religious, and cultural groups.

“Together, we can build a stronger and more prosperous Nigeria.

“On this commemorative day, I urge all Nigerians to take a moment to reflect on the sacrifices made by our armed forces, to honor the memory of our fallen heroes, and to express our gratitude to those currently serving in our military.

“May their efforts never be in vain, and may their courage inspire us to build a better future for all.

“God bless our armed forces, God bless Nigeria,” she said. (NAN)(www.nannews.ng)

Edited by Chinyere Joel-Nwokeoma

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