Lagos - Lagos State Deputy Governor, Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, has called for increased funding for the Nigerian Military to prepare it for the task of ending terrorism and other security challenges confronting the country.
Expressing her belief that Boko Haram can be defeated, she maintained that modern fighting equipment as well as improved welfare packages must be availed to the officers of the armed forces in order to motivate them.
Orelope-Adefulire, who was speaking while receiving the Prelate of the Methodist Church of Nigeria, Dr Chukwuemeka Kanu Uche, added that the war against terrorism could only be won if the armed forces were well equipped and motivated to go to battle.
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She enjoined all faiths and practice to continue to provide the needed spiritual support for the government so that the task of a better Nigeria will be jointly achieved.
Orelope-Adefulire noted that despite the challenges facing the country, the grace of God prayers had kept the nation together.
“It is not a secret that our country faces a lot of challenges in recent times and we are still battling to curtail the menace of Boko Haram, but despite all of these, through your prayers and that of other notable men of God, our country is still one and united and I am hopeful that together, we see the Nigeria of our dreams in not too distant future,” the deputy governor assured.
Her sentiments follow concerns the security forces were ill-equipped and demotivated to fight the insurgents.
Earlier in his address, Uche thanked the state government under the leadership of Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN) for ensuring harmonious relationship among all tribes and religions in the state.
"It is the good governance and respect for the governed exemplified by the Lagos State Government that has fostered mutual existence among all tribes of Nigeria who choose to reside in the state. This has contributed in no small measure to the development currently going on in the state," he said.
- CAJ News