Mr Benedict Alabi, the Osun Deputy Governor, has described the Nigerian Armed Forces as a dependable institution of sustenance and survival of Nigeria’s sovereignty since independence.
Alabi made the remarks on the Armed Forces Remembrance Day thanksgiving service held on the Methodist Church Nigeria, Cathedral of Residing Spring, on Sunday in Osogbo.
The deputy governor well-known that the armed forces , which started as a result of the Nigeria Regiment of the Royal West African Frontier Strain until 1956, had remained a reckoning energy in Africa.
He added that the expert place carried out by the armed Forces to revive peace, unification and hope, in the course of the 30-month of civil battle will with out finish keep unforgettable.
“The big nationwide exercise of suppressing insurgency since 2009 in the North East, militancy in the Niger Delta, coupled with the present menace of banditry and brutal act of kidnapping throughout the nation has put loads pressure on the armed forces.
”It has terribly overstretched the navy gear, subsequently, the need for fastened prayer and unflinching help from all Nigerians.
“Definitely, the Armed Forces Remembrance Day is an annual celebration of our fallen heroes and residing legends of the armed forces, along with these presently in vigorous service.
“We recognise the contribution of the armed forces as pivotal to the survival of our entity and stability of our polity.
”They deserve our prayers and help always, for them to remain centered, devoted and sturdy in their statutory obligation of defending our territorial integrity and curbing inside insurrection,” Alabi acknowledged.
Equally, the deputy governor acknowledged solely unshaken faith in God would possibly make all challenges of 2021 surmountable, as a result of it was achieved in 2020.
He admonished Nigerians to continually strengthen their faith in God with diligent service at all times in order to recuperate every misplaced glory.
Alabi, gave the associated fee on Sunday in a sermon titled ‘Man of faith’, delivered at Authorities House’s Chapel, Osogbo.
The deputy dovernor, who study from St Luke chapter 5, verses 12 -16, emphasised demonstration of faith by the biblical leper, who often called on God and obtained healed from captivity of sickness.
Alabi, who was flanked collectively together with his partner, Oyefunke, enjoined the oldsters of Osun and Nigerians in fundamental to renew their faith in God, together with that the therapeutic of the leper signified power of faith in God
He acknowledged: “Pointless competitions in the world instantly with parochial want in everyone to amass worldly points forestall us from inserting our faith in God.
“As a people who think about in God, let ceaselessly practice faith in Him.
“We should always eschew idolatry, which intrinsically means one thing that we put first sooner than God; be our work, partner or children. I do know that with a sturdy faith, we are going to overcome challenges going by us as a of us”.
The Coordinating Chaplain, Authorities House Chapel, Rev. Testimony Onifade, later led explicit prayers for the federal authorities, the oldsters of Osun and the Nation at large.
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