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  • Updated: January 08, 2023

AFRD: El-Rufai Attends Church Service, Commends Nigerian Armed Forces

In commemoration of the Armed Forces Remembrance Day (AFRD), Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai of Kaduna State attended an Interdenominational Church Service on Sunday.

The governor was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Cabinet and Political Affairs, Nuhu Ishaku Buzun at St. Peter Catholic Church, Ribadu Cantonment in Kaduna.

In his remark, the governor appreciated the Nigerian Armed Forces for the maintenance of peace and security in the country.

He stressed that the Armed Forces Remembrance Day was set aside to honour the fallen heroes who died in defence of the Nation.

He further called on serving personnel of the Armed Forces to continue to support families of the fallen heroes.

Also speaking, the General Officer Commanding 1 Division Nigerian Army and Force Commander Operation Whirl Punch, Major General Taoreed Lagbaja said the church service was a sober reflection on the journey and sacrifices made by gallant officers and men of the Armed Forces of Nigeria. 

He said that the sacrifices made by the fallen heroes was unequalled.

Lagbaja further appreciated officers of the Armed Forces for their continuous sacrifice, putting their lives at risk to secure the country and its citizens. 

Also in his sermon, the Deputy Director, Chaplain Services Protestant of the Division, Lt Col (Rev) Y David, focused on the theme, "The Role of Courage in Challenging Situations".

He encouraged members of the Armed Forces to have faith and never be afraid to fight for the protection and safety of Nigeria and Nigerians. 

He prayed for the serving, retired and other members of the Nigerian Armed Forces who paid the supreme price while in service to our father land. 

He also prayed for sovereignty of Nigeria and for the restoration of lasting peace and unity in the country.

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