- A civil society organisation plans to celebrate Nigeria's fallen heroes through a peace march across the country
- The group, Civil Society Groups for Good Governance, declared that the Nigerian military leadership is not to be blamed for the insecurity in the country
- The group will also be embarking on pubic sensitization to ask Nigerians not to politicize the nation's security challenges
A group, Civil Society Groups for Good Governance (CSGGG), is set to embark on a solidarity peace march in support of the Nigerian military.
Speaking at a press conference in Abuja on Thursday, March 5, president of the group, Comrade Ogakwu Dominic, said the move is their own little quote to boost the morale of the military especially in the face of contemporary security challenges in the country.
Ogakwu who said the coalition is made up of over 180 Civil Society Organisations, stated that an exercise such as a solidarity march would be an enhancer of esprit de corps and harmony among members of the Nigerian military and heighten their commitment to solving the challenges of insecurity.
His words: “We celebrate and are 100 per cent behind the Nigerian military, recognizing their efforts constantly as they protect our territorial borders against insurgency, risking their lives in active service to our nation.
“We must also applaud the leadership of the military for the structures and facilities on ground at all camp aimed at tackling all emerging security threats across the nation.
“CSOs as the fifth realm of the estate has planned to embark on a massive solidarity march to commend the military and also encourage them to put more effort in ensuring that the cankerworm known as Insecurity in the nation is completely repelled.
“We, therefore, sincerely pray for all fallen heroes who instead of allowing the nation crumble choose to give their best which unfortunately saw to their end.
“We pray that their souls find full recourse in the bosom of the almighty. We believe this solidarity peace march has become necessary given the misconception in the public domain on the role of the military.”
According to Ogakwu, the march would commence in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and extend to the regions and states with many civil society practitioners in attendance.
Meanwhile, as Nigerians make efforts to stay hygienic over the coronavirus outbreak, a Nigerian military hospital in the nation's capital, Abuja is giving out free hand-sanitizers to residents.
The National Defence College clinic in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja has been handing out the sanitizers to people for free.
This is as many stores in the city hiked the prices of hand sanitizers and face masks in the last few days.
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