The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja, has vowed that the Nigerian military would continue to defend the nation’s democracy no matter the challenges it faces.
Gen. Lagbaja made the vow on Saturday, 5 August, 2023 while speaking at the Passing Out Parade of officers of Executive Commission Course One at the Army School of Infantry located in Jaji, Kaduna State.
According to him, the desire of every Nigerian is a flourishing and uninterrupted constitutional democratic governance which would promote the interest of all well-meaning citizens.
He also warned the officers against indulging in any form of insubordination, stressing that they should remain apolitical in discharging their constitutional duties.
“I, therefore, charge all Nigerian Army personnel to be proud champions of our flourishing democracy and remain apolitical in discharging their constitutional duties.”
Lagbaja made the assertions amid the current tension in the country over the military junta in the Niger Republic.
Niger soldiers, had, seized power from their democratically elected president, Mohamed Bazoum last week over alleged poor governance.