Habib Mohammed, Abuja-
The nation’s Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor, has again reiterated the loyalty of the military to democratic rule in the country.
Irabor stated this during an interview on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily.
Praising the efforts of the military personnel, General Irabor stated that he believed that no one was in doubt that the nation’s democracy had come to stay.
“Today, I believe that Nigerians are no longer in doubt as to the subordination of the military to civil rule; I believe that no one is in doubt that democracy has come to stay,” he said amid the recent military takeover of government in some African countries.
“I believe that no one is in doubt any longer that the current military leadership, and of course, since the democratisation in 1999, that the military is well focused to perform its constitutional roles.”
On the significance of the Armed Forces Remembrance Day, General Irabor urged for the education of the upcoming generation on the nation’s history.
“I am sure you also know that issues that have to do with civic responsibilities still require a little push; I am sure you know that literacy level in the nation still requires a little push; and so when you bring these factors among several other things, you know that quite a lot of work needs to be done,”
“Going forward, I believe that some of these misperceptions that some Nigerians have had with respect to military engagement will begin to change.” He said.