The Prayer And Support For The Nigerian Armed Forces And Other Security Agencies, PSNAFSA, has called on Nigerians to keep praying and supporting all security agencies to carry out their duties effectively.
They made the call during a special session in Lagos to mark the 2023 Army Day celebration, with the theme, “Sound Administration As A Panacea for Effective Military Operations.”
Earlier, the Chief of Army Staff, Major General Taoreed Lagbaja, represented by the GOC, 81 Division Nigerian Army, Major General Obinna Ajunwa, assured all personnel of the current Federal Government’s commitment to the welfare of officers and men of the Armed Forces.
According to him, personnel will get more beneficial training, and provisions of the best health facilities among several other benefits.
“Army officers’ welfare is our priority because they deserve the best living conditions in order to be able to defend the nation and discharge their duties effectively,” he said.
After the session, The Prayer and Support For The Nigerian Armed Forces And Other Security Agencies, PSNAFSA, took time to meet
Over 40 widows with gift items to provide succour to the family members.
Speaking at the event, the Convener of the group, Mrs. Mary Abayomi-Fatile said that the widows deserve more than what was provided to them and called on the Lagos State government to collaborate with the Nigerian Armed Forces in empowering the widows of fallen heroes in addition to what is being given to them during the Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration.
Fatile also called on Nigerians to join hands with the Armed Forces and other security agencies to put an end to insecurity bedevilling our nation.
She called on the media to also be patriotic in their reportage and not sensualise security issues, especially the online media and boost the morale of the fighting troops.
She appealed to religious and traditional rulers and other stakeholders to always remember personnel of security agencies in their prayers rather than condemning them.
Fatile appealed to Nigerians to pray for God’s guidance for the new Security Chiefs and the CDS as they go about their duties.
Some of the widows who benefited from the gesture expressed appreciation and gratitude to the group for reaching out to them.