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Buhari in Lagos, vows to save lives of Nigerians

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday gave an assurance to Nigerians that the security agencies would continue to put in place all appropriate measures to save Nigerians.

President Buhari also told the citizens to continue to have belief in the capability of the armed forces to ensure the peace and stability of the country.

While unveiling the 12th Nigerian Navy Games, tagged, “LAGOS 2022”, the President gave an assurance to Nigerians that the armed forces would continue to extend their operational tempo to ensure the security challenges in the country, are brought to an end.

He said the security agencies would continue to ensure that all appropriate measures are in place for the safety of Nigerians.

President Buhari, has commissioned the newly built Nigerian Navy Sports Complex, thanked the Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo, for ensuring sports development.

President Buhari has via a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Adesina, said, ‘‘Over the years, sports have remained a tool to strengthen the ties between troops, instilling discipline and readiness to serve a common cause in the military. I am sure that these Games will create a forum for the Nigerian Navy to achieve these objectives and more.

‘‘The construction of this sports complex has provided a standard venue for the Nigerian Navy to host major games as well as an appropriate venue for naval personnel within Lagos to use for training and other recreational purposes.

‘‘I am therefore confident that besides the conduct of the Games, the Nigerian Navy and its personnel will continue to make good use of the facilities in this complex.”

He said, ‘‘I note that all commands in the Nigerian Navy are participating in the Games.

‘‘This means that the Nigerian Navy can take stock of the level of preparedness of its personnel while encouraging the development of team spirit amongst its personnel.

‘‘The Games should therefore provide a glimpse of what Nigerians expect from the Nigerian Navy; dedication, commitment, unity, oneness and comradeship,.’

Governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has via a goodwill message, described the Nigerian Navy as a great partner to the ‘‘coastal State of Lagos’’ in securing lives and property.

‘‘Lekki is also home to the largest deep-sea port in Africa, which Mr President will commission soon, it is home to the largest private refinery, among other landmark investments in our country,’’ he said.

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