Defence Minister Say Nigerian Armed Forces will never relent in its efforts to confront all threats to Nigeria .

Major Gen Bashir Salihi Magashi rtd has on Saturday thanked President, Commander of the Armed Forces, Muhammadu Buhari for his support and efforts towards repositioning the Armed Forces of Nigeria and strengthening our national security.
Magashi in his speech at the Passing Out Parade of Cadets of Nigerian Army Short Service Course 47 held in Kaduna said, ” We have witnessed an unprecedented growth of the Armed Forces, including the acquisition of more equipment and capacity building”.
While pointing out that all these have impacted positively on the performance of troops in the various theatres of operations across the country he assured Nigerians that the Armed Forces will never relent in its efforts to confront all threats to our Nation.
According to him, “We will remain committed to building an Armed Forces that will be the pride of the nation and capable of defending the country against both internal and external threats”.
Magashi also commence the Service Chiefs in particular the chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Faruk Yahaya for his support to the Academy as well as his efforts towards improving the Nigerian Army.
While congratulating the Commandant, staff and cadets of the Academy for the excellent parade we witnessed this morning also appreciate the families and friends of the passing out cadets and urge you all not to relent in your prayers and support for these fine young men and women.
On the passing out cadets, he said that today’s passing out parade once again demonstrates the credence of this great citadel of military training in producing competent officers and future leaders for the Armed Forces of Nigeria.
His words; “As you graduate today, you will be joining the corps of gallant Nigerian Army officers, adding that . you will be required to lead soldiers in various theatres of operation across the country where you will be expected to utilize the skills you have acquired during the course of your training.
He explained that there will be challenges ahead and your career paths will not be the same but the road to success and excellence will always depend on your fundamental ethics of hard work, discipline and commitment to high standards.
Magashi further explained that It will therefore be your responsibility to adapt and navigate through the challenges and make the best of the opportunities that the Service will provide.
While congratulating the graduating cadets from the Republic of Liberia, Magashi said ” I have been reliably informed that you performed very well during the course of your training.
He added Incidentally, many serving and retired officers of the Nigerian Armed Forces participated in the ECOMOG operation in Liberia, including the Chief of Army Staff and my humble self,saying thatWe are proud of our service to Liberia and we cherish the friendly relations that exist between our 2 countries.