Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has urged men of the Nigerian Armed Forces to continue to operate at the highest level of professionalism.
He said the military must continue to serve with excellence because Nigerians expect them to operate exceptionally.
Osinbajo made the admonition at the 2019 NAF Day Celebration on Monday, April 29.
The vice president tasked the armed forces on employing more technology and innovative techniques in tackling insecurity across the nation.
He also urged the various arms of the military to seek better ways to cooperate while maintaining the healthy spirit of competition for effective handling of the security issues besetting the nation.
Osinbajo said: “I would like to urge greater cooperation and mutual trust between the various arms of the Armed Forces, even while maintaining the healthy spirit of competition that underpins innovation and increased efficiency. The Nigerian Air Force should also strive to expand its collaborations outside of the military – by this, I mean collaborations with academia, think tanks, civilian technology hubs, and independent innovators and creators.
“As we provide new platforms for you to carry out your constitutional roles, Nigerians expect nothing short of exceptional service delivery from you. I, therefore, charge you to continue to work to earn the confidence of the nation and the respect of the international community, in terms of protecting lives and property, and degrading and neutralizing all existing and emerging national security threats.
“As you may recall, in President Buhari’s inaugural speech as President, he promised to put an end to the Boko Haram insurgency. In fulfilling the promise, as Commander in Chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces, he prioritized the restoration of professionalism in the military, to enable them effectively discharge their responsibilities.”