Posted by News Express | 15 January 2015 | 2,943 times
President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday directed the leadership of the armed forces to redeploy officers sabotaging their efforts in the fight against terror.
The President gave the directive at National Cemetery where he unveiled the cenotaph built in memory of the nation’s fallen heroes from 2011 to date.
He said that the military officers are doing their best under the circumstances they are working and that the government would continue to encourage them by providing what is required to perform their duty.
The President said soldiers must be trusted people who should not betray themselves or troops and that if anybody is suspected to have such behaviour, the best thing is for the person to be redeployed to a position that he will not be an enemy to his colleagues.
He said that the unveiling of the cenotaph was unique as it carried the names of officers and men that were deployed in various operations and paid the supreme sacrifice and that the cenotaph may be the only link between them and the future generation, their children and grandchildren.
Earlier, the Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, said that the cenotaph was a symbol of the gratitude of the federal government and Nigerians for the sacrifices of officers and men in uniform.
Badeh said the cenotaph was one of the various projects embarked upon by the government and the military leadership not only to immortalise departed colleagues, but also provide succor to the families they left behind.
•Text courtesy of Channels TV. Photo shows Jonathan in his Commander-in-Chief uniform.
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