By Augustine Ehikioya
In the spirit of celebration, the Chief of Defence Staff, General Christopher Gwabin Musa has heartily greeted members of the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) as the Nation celebrates Eid-El-Maulud.
The message was contained in a statement issued by the Acting Director Defence Information, Brigadier General, Tukur Gusau. It was made available to Security Watch Africa (SWA).
The statement said “It is an opportunity to thank the Almighty Allah for His blessings, protection and guidance, especially as He continues to protect us through these difficult and challenging times.
“As a very important segment of the society, the AFN we will continue to commit ourselves towards ensuring peace and stability in our country.
“It is our prayers that through the committment of all Nigerians the Almighty God will see us through our daunting security challenges.”
According to him, this year’s Eid-El-Maulud celebration is an opportunity for members of the AFN to imbibe the virtues of the Holy Prophet Mohammed and pray for the unity and progress of Nigeria.
The CDS also urged all Muslims to pray fervently to Almighty Allah “for peace and progress in our country.
“He wishes us all a happy and peaceful celebrations.”
The CDS uses this opportunity, to once again, on behalf of members of the AFN, to “affirm our unalloyed loyalty to the constitutional democracy under His Excellency, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, President Commander in Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”