Navy loyal to Nigeria’s democracy, says defence chief

The Chief of Defence Employees, Basic Fortunate Irabor, on Friday, pledged the loyalty of the army management to democratic rule within the nation.

Irabor made this recognized throughout an interview on Dawn Each day, a Channels Tv’s programme, forward of the Armed Forces Remembrance Day.

“In the present day, I imagine that Nigerians are now not doubtful as to the subordination of the army to civil rule; I imagine that nobody is doubtful that democracy has come to remain,” he stated amid the latest army takeover of presidency in some African international locations.

“I imagine that nobody is doubtful any longer that the present army management, and naturally, for the reason that democratisation in 1999, that the army is properly centered to carry out its constitutional roles,” he added.

His assertion got here amid latest army coups in West African international locations equivalent to Mali and Guinea; in addition to North-Jap nation, Sudan.

Irabor admitted that some Nigerians would possibly nonetheless be battling the expertise of army involvement in politics prior to now.

Talking on the importance of the Armed Forces Remembrance Day, Irabor harassed the necessity to educate the approaching technology in regards to the nation’s historical past.

“Going ahead, I imagine that a few of these misperceptions that some Nigerians have had with respect to army engagement will start to alter,” he stated.

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