Deputy Speaker hails contributions of armed forces to nation building

Deputy Speaker of House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Benjamin Okezie Kalu has commended the armed forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria for their invaluable contributions to the growth and development of the country.

Kalu’s commendation is contained in his message to mark this year’s Armed Forces Rememberance Day.

In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Levinus Nwabughiogu, Kalu extolled the sacrifices of the armed forces in their frantic efforts to sustain the peace and unity of the country.

He lauded them for their hard stance on terrorism, insurgency and banditory in the land and also, staving off crimes and criminality from the borders of the country.

Kalu also paid glowing tributes to the fallen heroes who died in the course of defending their fatherland, saying that their efforts will not be in vain.

He commeded the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu led federal government for the various steps it has taken to ensure improved welfare packages for the armed forces.

While encouraging them to continue keeping the nation safe, the deputy speaker assured the armed forces of continued legislative interventions to enable them to meet the security needs of the country.

He reiterated his commitment to achieving peace in the south east region through a non kinetic approach as exemplified by the rerecently unveiled Peace In South East Project (PISE-P) in Bende Local Government Area of Abia State, insisting that peace is the needed panacea for development.

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