President Muhammadu Buhari said on Saturday his administration was focused on tackling and ending insurgency, banditry, and other forms of criminality across the country.
The president stated this during the combined passing out parade for 67 Regular Course and Short Service Course 46 (Army) at the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna.
He said: “We remain focused in the fight against insurgencies, banditry, and other forms of criminality across the nation.
“We remain committed to ending the security challenges bedeviling the country.
“I am confident that the training received by the cadets has adequately equipped them to face any challenge in the line of duty.”
Buhari advised the cadets to strive to keep pace with the ever-changing challenges which, he said, were complex, fluid, and dynamic.
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He expressed confidence that the cadets had gone through rigorous and demanding tasks and were, undoubtedly, infused with a sense of self-esteem, efficacy, and accomplishment.
He also reminded them of the need to be committed to the core goals of national cohesion, peace, and unity.
Buhari commended the resilience and steadfastness of the Armed Forces, especially their professionalism and bravery in tackling terrorism, insurgency, and banditry in the North-East and North-West geopolitical zones.