The Federal Government has tasked the Nigerian Military on the need to to stay safe by ensuring that all safety and prevention protocols relating to Covid 19 and general health are strictly adhered to as the nation prepares for its 61st anniversary celebrations.
This is contained in a statement issued ro newsmen by the Assitant Director Army Public Relations Captain Godfrey Anebi in Abuja.
The statement said the charge was delivered to troops by the Emergency Services Department of the Federal Ministry of Health lead by Prof Sydney Ibeanusi at the Eagle Square in Abuja.
It said Prof Ibeanusi said the sensitisation became necessary to ensure the safety of troops participating in the parade ahead of the 61st Independence anniversary.
He noted that as very integral part of the society, there is a need for troops to remain healthy, safe and strong to deliver on their mandate, especially as the world is contending with the scourge of many health related challenges to which COVID 19 is part of.
He added that the nation looks forward to having a healthy troops which would further transform to having a healthy community and a society at large.
Speaking on behalf of the Commander, Guards Brigade, Brigadier General Muhammed Usman, the Brigade Deputy Chief of Staff, Major B Magaji commended the effort of the team for sensitizing the troops and assured them that all the safety and prevention protocols would be strictly adhered to by the participants.
He also used the opportunity to admonish all at the sensitization lecture to put into practices lessons learnt so as to remain healthy and strong.
High point of the event was lecture against illicit use of unprescribed and consumption of hard drugs and other substances, general health and disease prevention protocol such as the use of hand sanitizers, facemask as well as washing of hands and the need to stay healthy to curb the spread of general diseases.