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Nigeria’s president has said that Boko Haram has been substantially defeated in their operations in the northeast The president said this during the 2020 Emblem Appeal Launch for the Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration.
According to President Buhari, the defeat against the terrorists have only caused the insurgents to dare soft targets in the attacks President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, October 16, inaugurated the 2020 Emblem Appeal Launch for the Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration with a donation of N10 million on behalf of the Federal Government.
The president made the donation shortly before the commencement of the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Buhari encouraged all citizens to donate generously in support of veterans and dependents of the fallen heroes. The president also called on Nigerians and others resident in Nigeria to procure and wear the emblem with pride, to identify with those who sacrificed their lives for the peace and security of the nation.
He enjoined government agencies at federal and state levels to continue to patronise services of Nigerian Legion Corps of Commissionaires in the provision of security services. “I am happy to note that the Legion has continued to be a rallying point of veterans and has done its part in catering for the welfare of their ailing members,” President Buhari said. “I enjoin the leadership of the legion to continue in this spirit.
I also urge Nigerians to accord them the needed support, friendship and patronage.” “As the grand patron of the Nigerian Legion, I wish to pledge my continued support and that of the Federal Government to the organisation.” “My appreciation goes to the State Governors who are patrons in their respective States for the support they are providing to the Legion. “As I launch the emblem shortly, I wish to call on all Nigerians and others resident in Nigeria to procure and wear the emblems with pride to identify with those who laid down their lives for the peace and security of our fatherland,’’ he said. According to the president, the potentials of the ex-servicemen are enormous and the economy can tap into this for national development.