A cross section of students in Nasarawa State have extolled the sacrifice made by the Nigerian Army in defending the country and maintaining it as one indivisible nation.
The Students from Government Science School Lafia and Government College Lafia gave the commendation at an engagement to commemorate 2023 Nigerian Army Day Celebration on Monday (July 3, 2023) in Lafia, Nasarawa State capital.
Eze Udoka, an SS2 student from Government College Lafia, explained gratitude for being part of the engagement with the Nigerian Army where he learned a lot on things he never knew before.
Udoka further explained that he would have missed a lot if he was not part of those selected for the interaction with the defenders of the nation.
“The short documentary we watched about the establishment, objectives, responsibility, challenges and success stories of the Army had told me a lot about how much the sacrifice they are making to keep us secure and safe.
“I am also encouraged to think of having a career in the Army since there are different career that one can pursue,” he added.
Similarly, Zilli Joy an SS one student of Science School Lafia said that the presentation by the two speakers had exposed her to kind of sacrifice they Army was making to keep the country together.
Joy added that from today, she would respect any Army officer she sees because of the kind of sacrifice they are making.
Earlier, Maj.-Gen. Owyinka Soyele, Commander of 4 Special Forces, Doma said represented by Col. Yusuf Isa said that the Chief of Army Staff Maj-Gen. Abiodun Lagbaja had directed that the 2023 celebration be done in schools to build positive characters on the young once.
He explained that the country is currently in need of people with good character and getting the students from second schools would help to build the pull that the country can tape from in future.
“This is the reason that the Chief of Army Staff has told it wise that the advocacy for building good character should be taken to secondary schools to catch them young,” the Commander added.
The engagement featured presentation on Criteria for Selection and Enlistment into the Nigerian Army, Career Opportunity in the Army, Civil-Military Relations, Effects of Drug Abuse by Maj. Obolo Akinbowale and and Capt. Nobet Otinya.
The highlight of the event include; presentation of gifts to students who answered questions from the documentary and presentations made.