Nigerian Navy has called for prayers from religious people to enable them achieve more successes in the fight against terrorism, banditry, kidnappings among other crimes in the Country.
This call was made during a courtesy visit by the members of Prayer and Support for the Armed Forces and other Security Agencies to the Flag Officer Commanding Western Naval Command, Rear Admiral Jason Gbassa in Lagos, South-west Nigeria.
Rear Admiral Gbassa, who lauded the members for coming up with the initiative of media advocacy group, called on Nigerians to remember all the security agencies in prayers to serve the country better.
The Flag Officer Commanding reiterated the essence of prayers and applauded the media advocacy group’s efforts to boosting the morale of the Armed Forces and other Security agencies.
According to him,what you are doing now can be likened to going above and beyond the call of duties. You are planting a seed that will one day germinate into a tree that will bear fruits.
“This will later be of great benefits to all and for the development of our nation with many advantages.
The group’s idea is great and noble, though the starting point maybe small but it will eventually be for the benefits of the nation because it cuts across all faiths”.he averred.
Speaking on behalf of the members,the Convener of the advocacy group, Mrs Mary Fatile, said that the core mandate of the group is to engage and change the narrative of Nigerians from negative notion about the security agencies.
Mrs Fatile who bemoaned wrong perception of some Nigerians, advocated for more respect for the Armed Forces and other Security agencies to enable them protecting the country from internal and external attacks.
She disclosed that the Nigerian military remains number òne in Africa as everyone keeps wondering why they are still finding it difficult to tackle the security challenges in the country.
Mrs Fatile explained“but we believe firmly that prayers can move mountain, hence, the need for us to mobilize all Nigerians to support our officers with prayers.
So that for everyone sabotaging their efforts, God should drain their resources and destroy them.”
Earlier, the group team leader, Qasim Akinreti said that as a media advocacy support group of some senior Journalists, Crime and Defence Correspondents established in March, 2021, the group had noted and appreciated the challenges and succeses recorded by the military in the ongoing fight against insurgents in the Northeast Nigeria, kidnappings and banditry across the country.
“Aside from giving the Armed Forces support, we believe we need to engage in mobilising Nigerians for special prayers and unique support for our gallant soldiers.
As well as create an enabling environment for peace, prayer and support for our armed forces personnel and other security agencies and their families.” He stressed.
Akinreti stated that other activities of the group is to inform, train, sensitize Nigerians and project Nigeria armed forces personnel and other security agencies and their families to be the best and achieve success through God and fellow Nigerians.
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