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Drugs donation boosts armed forces fight against terror

05 March 2015, 09:00Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) has welcomed the donation of food and drugs by the Association of Pharmaceutical Importers (APIN).

Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, said the gesture showed the association was made up of highly patriotic professionals who recognize that the war against insurgency could only be brought to a speedy conclusion by the collective effort of all citizens.

“I am indeed delighted to be here today, on this occasion of the donation of drugs and food items to the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) by the Association of Pharmaceutical Importers of Nigeria. I applaud this support and pledge that the donated items will be utilized effectively in beefing up the logistic base of our forces,” he said at the Airforce base in Lagos.

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“On behalf of the AFN, I thank the President and members of APIN for this kind and unique donation. I would also like to use this forum to enjoin you and other Nigerians to continue to support the AFN by remaining vigilant at all times and reporting to the security forces any observed activities with security implications. Always remember that security is the responsibility of all and that it is only by being vigilant that we can prevent and curtail the plans of these wicked elements in our midst.”

Badeh added that gesture manifested the support that the members of the armed forces continued to enjoy from well meaning Nigerians as it continued to fight to restore peace and stability in the North East and other terror hotspots within the country.

- CAJ News


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