DG NATFORCE congratulates Christians on Christmas, urges optimism

Dr Baba Mohammed, Director-General of NATFORCE, has congratulated Christians in Nigeria and across ECOWAS member states on the occasion of the 2021 Christmas celebration.

While acknowledging that this season symbolizes hope for humanity, he urged the public to remain optimistic, believing that Nigeria’s security challenges would not last long, as the NATFORCE bill would soon be passed and upgraded to Commission status.

In a statement issued by the DG’s Office on Saturday, the DG urged citizens to emulate God’s love to mankind and replicate the same by helping to make Nigeria illegal arms, ammunition and light weapons-free and peaceful in the spirit of this season.

The DG also noted that the bill has passed the first and second reading, currently awaiting the final stage to give NATFORCE the required legal framework and backing to carry out its activities as required.

He further explained that as a legally recognized Organisation, NATFORCE when fully established, will become a national commission and is independent of any other agency or centre. It is an Organization with unique community-based structures and mandates as agreed by the leaders of the ECOWAS Member States.

He stated that the National Assembly had made significant progress on the bill since the beginning of this year and had assured Nigerians of their commitment to expedite the process because the establishment of NATFORCE/NATCOM is critical to the country’s security.

The DG directed officers to refrain from granting media interviews or making press statements without first obtaining permission from the DG’s office.

He thanked the officers for their dedication and patriotism in helping in the elimination of illegal arms, ammunition, and light weapons in West Africa, in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s commitment to Nigerian’s safety and security.



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