- Former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, has pledged to commit himself to the welfare of servicemen if elected
- Atiku, who is the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, said this at the special service in remembrance of those who lost their lives in defense of the nation
- According to him, the servicemen deserve the best for dedicating their lives for peace and stability of the country
Former vice president and the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has promised to review the condition of service of servicemen if elected as president.
Atiku, in a statement obtained by Legit.ng, said this in a special service in remembrance of those who lost their lives in defense of the nation held at the Ondo state PDP secretariat in Akure on Tuesday, January 15.
According to the PDP flag-bearer, the servicemen deserve the best for dedicating their lives for peace and stability of the country.
Atiku said in his address: "Since the First World War, Nigeria has lot many souls in defense of the country and various peacekeeping efforts.
"We are gathered here in Akure to join others in remembrance of these fallen heroes and pray for the sustenance of their respective families."
"As we remember those who have laid their lives in defense of their fatherland, I commit myself to make sure our servicemen are given the best in terms of condition of service when in office by the special grace of God."
He then prayed for the repose of the souls of the fallen heroes to rest in perfect peace.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the chief of Army staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, said the valour and sacrifice of soldiers made a nation.
In a message on Tuesday, January 15, to honour the fallen heroes on the occasion of the 2019 Armed Forces Remembrance Day, Buratai said only heroes became soldiers.
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