Jonathan asks Nigerian soldiers to be 100 per cent loyal

President Goodluck Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday called on soldiers to demonstrate 100 per cent loyalty to the nation.

The president made the call when he addressed cadets at the Passing-out Parade and Commissioning of 61 Regular Course and Short Service Course 42 at the Nigerian Defence Academy, NDA, Kaduna.

Mr. Jonathan said the Federal Government was committed to the welfare of soldiers.

The president, who reviewed the passing-out parade, said his administration had not forgotten those that served the nation during its time of trial.

He said he would ensure the government did not abandon soldiers who played a vital role in the unity of the country.

He called on the officers to be well disciplined everywhere they found themselves.

The President said that with the current security challenge facing the country, those posted to the frontlines should have the courage to defend the country.

He said his government was determined to train an efficient military as a national objective, adding that NDA should also serve as a capacity building centre for young women and men in uniform.

He said NDA was a centre of unity with every part of Nigeria represented, adding that the government was committed to due process, equity and merit in doing things.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that 327 officers graduated in both courses.



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  • janjaweed3

    they should be loyal ,to nigeria, not to PDP . and their loyalty will waiver when their own chief IHEJIRIKA (aka the butcher of baga, buni yadi and bama is alledged to be a BOKO HARAM SPONSOR. in effect their own chief is murdering them.

  • Scalywag

    Please let Dr. Jonathan ensure that state of the art hardware are made availble to the mimlitary before they are dispatched to face Boko Haram who apparently are being armed from the arsenal that was accumulated and abandoned by Muammar Gadaffi. It is becoming clear to even we ordinary nigerians that the armaments used by Boko Haram are being deilvered through Chad. No wonder SAS Boko is believed to have bankrolled their presidential campaign so that the government of Chad will provide a safe haven for BH and their weapons, and he even resides there to supervise the process, apparently by co-ordinating chopper sorties into Sambisa

  • Mr Hilary


    a few seconds ago

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