The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has reportedly stated that the Armed Forces deserved the support of Nigerians for the sacrifices they are making in tackling various forms of insecurity across the country.
This was reportedly disclosed in a statement by his media aide, Ezrel Tabiowo, on Monday when he received a delegation of the 2022 Armed Forces Decorations team at his office in Abuja.
The statement read that, “It is important that we appreciate the sacrifices done by our armed forces, especially those who have been directly affected and their families.”
Lawan maintained that, “Presently, our armed forces are involved on many fronts. What is expected of us as citizens and institutions is to continue to support our armed forces, especially the legion in whatever way we can. Therefore, it is an opportunity for us to also make our own contribution to this annual and very important event of remembering our armed forces.”
Lawan reportedly noted that the National Assembly on its part would support the military by ensuring that sufficient funds are appropriated to cater for security in the 2022 budget under consideration by the legislature.
He continued that,“I want to commend our armed forces for working so hard with so little to fight different shades of insecurity in our country. As a Parliament, we are very conscious of one fact, that given your commitment to fighting for the security of this nation and our people, we must continue to provide significant resources to our armed forces for them to be able to do better than what they are doing.”
Meanwhile, Lawan, on behalf of the upper chamber, reportedly donated the sum of 5 million to the fallen heroes, while he gave the Nigerian Legion N500,000 in his individual capacity.