Be Ready To Defend Your Country, Osinbajo Tells Soldiers

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Prof Yemi Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday, tasked officers of the Nigerian army to be ready to put their life on the line for the safety of all Nigerians.

Osinbajo pointed out that the army profession is more than collecting salaries or wearing a coveted uniform.

The Vice-President said this at the passing out parade of 187 new officers who were commissioned at 2019 Direct Short Service Course 28 at the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Base in Kaduna.

He said: “As you already know, this profession you have chosen requires absolute discipline, loyalty and hard work. It is much more than just securing a job or earning a salary. It is more than just getting the chance to wear a coveted uniform or wield coveted weapons.

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“This is the ultimate form of civic service to defend the territorial integrity of your country and to put your life on the line for the safety and welfare of millions of your countrymen and women. There is no nobler occupation than this one you have chosen.”

“You are passing out at a time our nation is grappling with an insurgency in the Northeast and the challenges of kidnapping and armed banditry in other parts of the country. You will, therefore, have come to terms with the fact that the days and weeks and months ahead of you will be extremely busy as you fulfil your responsibilities to the military and the nation…”

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