Armed Forces Remembrance Day: Nigeria Is Stronger Together – Osibanjo
11 January 2021 National News
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo believes that in spite of the religious, ethnic and political differences in the country, Nigeria is better off together.
Osinbajo made this known on Sunday at the Interdenominational Church Service for the 2021 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration, which held at the National Christian Centre, Abuja.
The former Commissioner for Justice and the Attorney General of Lagos State was represented at the event by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha.
According to Osinbajo, Nigerians “must at every opportunity insist that every great multi-ethnic and multi-religious nation has, through thick and thin, fought to realize the great dividends of diversity and pluralism.”
As a mark of honour, Osinbajo was quoted by his media aide, Laolu Akande as urging Nigerians to, as a mark of respect, honour the sacrifices of the men and women of the Armed Forces and show more commitment to the unity of the nation and the task of building a better society.
He, however, admitted that “the struggle to ensure a more perfect federation is a lifelong enterprise to which each generation must resolutely commit.”
“It is to the memories of these heroes and heroines that we pledge in the words of our National anthem: that “the labours of our heroes past shall never be in vain,” Osinbajo added.
“That promise that their blood, spilled on the field of battle, will not be wasted, is the burden that we, the living, bear. And it is an onerous one indeed.”