The president of Nigeria, Gen Muhammadu Buhari has paid a 1-day working visit to personnel of the armed forces and security agencies of operation Hadin Kai, June 17.
He averred during his address to the troops of Joint Taxforce Defense Operation, Hadin Kai at the 212 parade ground, Mai Malari Cantonment in maiduguri, that the nation owes a huge debt of gratitude to the troops prosecuting the war against insurgency.
He charged the military and other security agencies not to allow terrorists and criminals to continue to make life difficult for the Nigerians.
He said: ‘As your Commander-in-Chief, I want to assure you that my government will continue to work towards the provision of timely funding and procurement of equipment for the armed forces and other security agencies. This is intended to boost the prosecution of the ongoing war to a logical conclusion and also to and also to serve our collective interest and well-being’.
He appreciated the heightened collaboration within the military and inter- agencies, saying that their synergy in the fight against terrorism and other criminal elements has brought about the successes of the ongoing operation Tura ta kai bango.
He acknowledged that the unforces have chatted the commendable strategy and clear sense of direction to safeguard the sovereignty and territorial integrity of our country Nigeria.
He spoke about the settlement of internally displaced persons and affirmed that a strategy was being developed for the post-war construction and peace building to speed up the recovery process in the north east.
He went on to salute the following heroes who paid the supreme price of death and assured that his government will do everything within its powers to ensure that widows and children of fallen heroes in defense of the country are well cared for.
Before now, the Deputy Theater Commander, Joint Taskforce Operation, Hadin Kai, Major General Felix Omoigui said that the visit of the President will help to motivate the troops in the frontline.
The President also interacted with some of the wounded soldiers while assuring them that the government was fully interested in taking proper care of their welfare.Earlier, on same day, President Buhari also approved the setting up of 38 oxygen plants in the country with at least one plant in each state and two in Lagos and Abuja.
The presidential Steering Committee on COVID 29, Mr Boss Mustapha and Secretary to the Government of the Federation in the company of other members of the committee, stated this at the 31st Teleconference meeting of the Nigeria Governor’s Forum.
Mustapha explained that a supplementary budget has also been submitted by the federal government to enable the country access additional vaccines for its citizens and commended state governors for rising to the challenge of the time by providing exemplary leadership and resources to curb the impact of the pandemic in the country.
He also called for continued action to maintain non-pharmaceutical interventions including the enforcement of COVID 19 guidelines in public places and government institutions.