Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Lucky Irabor, has upped the morale of the Nigerian armed forces and other security establishments to ensure peace and hitch-free general elections.
Irabor, who was represented by the Chief of Defence Policy and Plans, AVM Jackson Yusuf, made this known at 2023 International Military Sports Council (CISM) Day Run, on Saturday, in Abuja.
He remarked that the general elections are only about seven days close.
”The nation is looking up to us as members of the armed forces and security agency to play our roles in keeping peace and ensuring peaceful election.
“I also want to seize this opportunity, to urge us to stand up to our constitutional responsibilities in fulfilling that role of ensuring a peaceful atmosphere for the election,” he said.
The defence chief said that CISM was founded on Jan. 18, 1948 after the second World War (WW2) in order to advance global peace and unity after the destruction and mayhems caused during the world.
He said the organisation grew from five member countries at inception to 114 member states at present, adding that Nigeria became a member of the global body in 1972.
He said the organisation had remained committed to organising and coordinating military sports all over the world and playing its role of promoting friendship through sports.