The 2023 Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has called on the Federal Government to prepare a better welfare package for the military.
Obi made the call while saluting the courage of the military in protecting the nation against external aggression, in a post on his official X handle on Monday, where he celebrated the army on the Armed Forces Remembrance Day,
According to the former Anambra State Governor, they are the ones who pay the ultimate price for the country to be at peace, adding that the government must ensure that the welfare of the armed forces and their families are well taken care of.
“On this Armed Forces Remembrance Day, I join other Nigerians in appreciating our military men who, to ensure peace and security within our borders, are willing to pay untold sacrifices.
“We remember especially our fallen heroes who have paid the ultimate sacrifice while defending the peace, unity and territorial integrity of our dear nation. We appreciate and honour them for their heroic deeds while showing love and support to their bereaved families. Great nations are built by rulers, citizens and the protectors of freedom – the military.
“Our story as a nation, therefore, will not be complete, without their courageous sacrifices which take them away from the comfort of their homes and the embrace of their loved ones.
“With the country going through very challenging times in its war against terrorism, violence, crime and all manner of insecurity, we show our support and solidarity to our military men, and urge them not to be despirited, even when they feel overstretched by the war.
“May this day renew their love, zeal, and courage to remain firm in their struggles for a peaceful and crime-free Nigeria. May we the leaders, ensure that the welfare of our armed forces and their families are well taken care of, as they graciously serve our nation,” Obi said.