By Sumaila Ogbaje
The Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Lucky Irabor, has felicitated members of the Armed Forces of Nigeria on this major Islamic festival of Eid-el-fitr, which marks the completion of fasting in the holy month of Ramadan.
Irabor also congratulated all Muslims for successfully partaking in one of the cardinal pillars of Islam through fasting, prayers and alms giving in obedience to the divine command of the Almighty Allah.
This message is contained in a statement by the Acting Director of Defence Information, Brig.-Gen. Tukur Gusau, on Friday in Abuja.
“He further prayed to Almighty God to accept the fasting and prayers and continue to bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“Members of the Armed Forces of Nigeria are also reminded to continue praying for the unity and peaceful coexistence of our nation while upholding the lessons of patience and sacrifice with one another as exemplified in the holy month,” he said.
The CDS commended the armed forces for the role they played during the recently concluded supplementary elections across the country.
He further assures Nigerians of the loyalty of the Armed Forces of Nigeria to the democratic leadership and vows to uphold constitutional governance in Nigeria.
“Once again, happy Eid-el-fitri celebrations; God bless the Armed Forces of Nigeria; God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” he added.