President Muhammadu Buhari says he was prepared to lay down his life for the betterment of the country when he joined the Nigerian Army.

Buhari who stated this in his speech in commemoration of the June 12 Democracy Day on Saturday, expressed optimism that the country would surmount the current security and economic challenges bedeviling it.

According to the president, his administration is working hard to ensure that the killings in many part of the country come to an end.

He appreciated Nigerians for their support and patience despite the challenges, stressing that the country will come out of the current situation stronger.

He said; “Overcoming the present challenges is but one of a necessary process that we have to undergo as a nation so that we can come out stronger.

“The day I joined the Nigerian Army, I was prepared to lay down my life for Nigeria.”

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