3 January 2013

Nigeria: Dep Gov Charges Soldiers to Be Good Ambassadors

The Deputy Governor of Nasarawa State, Mr Dameshi Lukam, has charged indigenes of the state, who recently passed out from the Nigerian Army Depot, Zaira, Kaduna State to be good ambassadors of the state and the country. Luka gave the charge on yesterday in Lafia when the soldiers paid him a courtesy call at Government House.

He said the country was currently facing security challenges, and that there was need for them, as professionals, to live up to their calling by fighting insecurity in the country. "You are trained to protect the country against any internal and external aggression, so you should be professional in discharging your duties in order to ensure speedy development of the country.

"You are to shun all sharp practices that will tarnish your image as well as the image of the state and the country at large," Luka said.

He also said that the current security challenges had adversely affected the development of the country and urged the soldiers to rise to the challenge and tackle them to ensure peace and unity in the country. Luka also said the state government was happy that they had successfully completed their training. Earlier, Pte Adamu Ahmed, who spoke on behalf of his colleagues, said that the aim of their visit was to thank the state government for its support during and after their training. Ahmed promised that they would discharge their duties without fear or favour, and solicited for more support in order to carry the country to the promised land.

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