President Buhari Inaugurates 12th Nigerian Navy Games In Lagos

Muhammadu Buhari, the President and Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces, has reassured Nigerians that the Federal Government will continue to support athletic events in the Nation due to its significance for fostering National cohesion and unity.

As a result, he stated that the Armed Forces would not give up and will maintain their operational pace in order to address the insecurity issues facing the Nation.

He gave a speech as the Special Guest of Honour at today’s Nigerian Navy Games 2022 opening ceremony and inauguration of the Nigerian Navy Ultra-Modern Sports Complex in Lagos’ Navy Town, Ojo.

President Buhari reiterated that plans are on to ensure that the security agencies put appropriate measures in place to secure the country despite the security challenges.

According to him, there is no doubt that over the years, sports have remained a tool for “strengthening the ties between troops, instilling discipline and readiness to serve a common cause in the military.”

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In that regard, he urged the Naval high command to explore the opportunity of these games to harvest talents that would represent the Navy and Nigeria in international sports competitions, noting “the significance of the synergy between the armed forces, other security agencies and the general population in bringing about long-lasting peace and stability in the country.”


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