Magashi stated this on Wednesday in Makurdi while declaring open the Nigerian Air Force Celebration 2021 seminar as part of the low key activities lined up for NAF @57 celebrations.
Magashi said the current leadership of the Armed Forces had put in place modalities that would soon end the ongoing acts of terrorism and insurgency in the country.
Represented by the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Lucky Irabor, the Minister said the Nigerian Armed Forces had discharged their duties and responsibilities creditably and were undoubtedly among the best in Africa.
“I want to assure you that the war on terrorism and insurgency will be won. There shall be peace in Nigeria again. Every part of the country will experience and enjoy peace,’’ he said.
Magashi then said that the military had played a very critical role in the security architecture of the country and had continued to ensure the country’s stability, peace and unity over the years.
“It is a well-known fact that the military is a critical part of the security architecture required to ensure stability that engenders holistic national development.
“Therefore, I enjoin you all to do your utmost to ensure that we emerge from the present challenges threatening our corporate unity.
“I know that we have an Armed Forces that has an inherent capacity to protect our interests, deter conflict and reassure our people and allies.
“You must, therefore, remain undoubting in your commitment to duty while leveraging the cohesion for which the military is reputed for,’’ he said.
The Minister commended the Armed Forces for their unending loyalty and commitment to defending the country’s Constitution, ensuring peace and unity among the citizenry.