Military holds regimental dinner in hounour of President Buhari
As part of activities lined up ahead of the May 29 handing over of power to the incoming administration, the Defence Headquarter on Tuesday held a Regimental Dinner in honour of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The dinner, was held in the newly built ultramodern Armed Forces Officers’ Mess at Lungi Barracks in Asokoro, had top government functionaries and heads of other security agencies in attendance.
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Also, past service chiefs, serving and retired military generals were in attendance.
The reports gathered that the president also inaugurated the mess on arrival before setting in for the regimental dinner.
The event was also used to relive the major events undertaken by Bubari as military officer, then as head of state and now as civilian president.
Buhari who was dressed in the Nigerian Air Force mess kit (uniform) was seen having a good time with the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha and Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Lucky Irabor.
Among the dignitories at the event are the Africa’s riches businessman and Chairman of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote and Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele.
Some state governors were also in attendance.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Regimental Dinner Nights began far back in the 16th century in England.
Regimental Dinners is one tradition held sacred by the military.
Traditionally, regimental dinners are held to increase regimentation and foster comradeship among senior and junior officers.
It is held honour heroes and celebrate victory in battles.