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2011: Armed Forces must remain neutral – Mark

By Kingsley Omonobi

ABUJA— Ahead of the   2011 elections, Senate President, David Bonaventure Mark has told the Nigerian Armed Forces, that they must remain apolitical and carry out only their professional duties of protecting the territorial integrity of the nation, pointing out that democracies all over the world that are successful and enduring were because of the support of their military. 

Speaking on the occasion of the commissioning of the Nigerian Army Museum in Abuja, the Senate President said “I am aware of the support that government is giving to the armed forces. The armed forces in all developed democracies are a great support to democratic values. You must remain apolitical. Nigeria expects nothing less.”

Describing the construction of Army museum in the federal capital, as something that falls in line with global practices, Senator Mark said it will not only maximize its benefits to the public, relocating all her artifacts from several locations in Nigeria to the magnificent edifice, is a worthwhile effort.

“The monument we are commissioning today is a military history museum. It tells the past, the present and even the future of the existence of the Nigeria Army. Military museums exhibit weapons, campaigns and conflicts in which the country’s military has been involved. Views of great men, brilliant thinkers, war heroes and achievements are also displayed


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