President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday at the 55th Nigerian Air Force Day Celebration in Abuja said that his government would not relent until insecurity challenges in Nigeria were eliminated.
Buhari stated this in a statement issued on his behalf by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the event.
He further urged Nigerians to disregard political, religious and ethnic affiliations in order to collectively wage war against insecurity in the land.
“As you may recall in my inaugural speech as President, I promised to put an end to the Boko Haram insurgency which hitherto had posed a grave threat to Nigeria’s territorial integrity as well as development in the North-East. In fulfilling this promise, training and the acquisition of new platforms and other support equipment for the armed forces were intensified.
“The employment of the newly acquired platforms in addition to the Super Tucano aircraft which would be delivered in 2022 will add impetus to the combat efficiency of the Nigerian Air Force. Moving forward, I charge you to consolidate on the gains of air power towards sustaining the peace and stability we have attained so far.
“As part of our continued commitment to equip the armed forces, I will induct two NAF Agusta 109 power helicopters. I appreciate the roles played by the air force in the just concluded general elections. It went a long way in checkmating the activities of electoral saboteurs and other criminal elements.”