The federal government has again promised to bring insurgency and criminality to the barest minimum through a multi-pronged approach.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo gave the assurance at the grand finale of the Nigerian Army day celebration at the Ikeja cantonment parade ground in Lagos.
Correspondent Kareemah Salami, who was at the event which marks the 156th in its series, every year, the Nigerian army holds a week long event to celebrate its men.
The grand finale held every 6th of July recognises men that took part in the World War I and II as well as those who lost their lives during the Civil War and current serving members.
Vice president Yemi Osinbajo is present at this year’s event alongside the chief of army staff, former head of state general Yakubu Gowon, governor of kwara state, deputy governor of Lagos among others.
The vice president in his remarks commended the army for their selfless service to the nation. He assured them that the government is doing all it can to ensure soldiers do not die in vain.
One of those conferred with the Chief of Army Staff Award is 104-year-old World War ll veteran, Adamu Aduku.
With key appointments yet to be made in the current administration, many hope that issues of insecurity and other challenges are resolved as soon as possible.