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Governors advocate better care for families of fallen heroes

Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule has described the sacrifices made by the fallen heroes as laying their lives for the unity, peaceful coexistence and development of the country.

Governor Abdullahi Sule made the call at this year’s Armed Forces Remembrance Day and Laying of Wreaths Ceremony in Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital.

The governor said that Nigerians have enormous lessons to learn from the virtues of the gallant solders who remained united and committed to ensuring that Nigeria remains one and indivisible.

Governor Abdullahi Sule maintained that the state government would continue to give attention to the welfare of family members of the fallen heroes.

Nasarawa State Chairman of the Nigerian Legion Hamidu Almajiri called on government at all levels and corporate organisations to step up efforts towards engaging members of the Nigerian Legion in ventures towards improving their living standard.

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has called for better welfare package to improve the well being of families left behind by fallen heroes.

Governor AbdulRazaq made the call while speaking with newsmen shortly after laying the wreath and performing other ceremonies at the 2020 Armed Forces Remembrance Day in Ilorin, the state capital.

He said caring for families of the fallen heroes was the only way to show gratitude for their selfless service and protecting the territorial integrity of the country.

The governor also pledged more support for the security agencies to strengthen safety of lives and property in the state, and by extension the Nigeria Legion in the state.

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq laying the wreath to mark the 2020 Armed Forces Remembrance Day in Ilorin, the state capital.

The governor also pledged more support for the security agencies to strengthen safety of lives and property in the state, and by extension the Nigeria Legion in the state.

In Delta State, the wives of fallen heroes of the nation’s Armed Forces has appealed for better welfare condition to enable them cater for their families and their children’s educational needs.

The Secretary Army Women Widows, Delta State Chapter Philomena Erhiahwe, made this known at the Grand Finale of the 2020 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration in Asaba, the Delta State Capital.

Mrs. Erhiahwe noted the windows are experiencing challenges, while urging the chieftains of the Armed Forces and well-meaning individuals to take action to alleviate their suffering.

Also the Delta State Chairman of the Nigerian Legion retired Colonel Boniface Ojei, decried the poor welfare condition of members of the Nigerian Legion despite their sacrifices to defend the nation whilst in active service.

The event was which was attended by Service Chiefs in the state, Traditional Rulers and the Clergy and members of Nigerian Legion.

Delta State Governor Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, represented by the State Deputy Governor Kingsley Otuaro.

In Kaduna state, government says it will commence giving of one million naira to the family of each Soldier or Policeman who died in the process of providing security in the state from this year.

The state Governor, Malam Nasiru Elrufai stated this while speaking with newsmen at the 2020 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration held in Kaduna. .

The governor appreciated the armed forces and other security agencies in the state for their concerted effort in the fight against banditry, Kidnappers and other criminal activities for Peace and development.

Governor Nasiru Elrufai noted that, his administration would continue to support security agencies with logistics, stressing that, very soon the state government will announce policies to further support the families of Armed forces that die on duty.

The governor Elrufai also inspect Parade, performed laying of wreaths as well as released of white Pigeons for Peace and Unity.

Governor Nasiru El-rufai going through medical check-up at the event venue in Kaduna.

Defence Health Maintenance Limited also provided Free Medical Treatment during the event.

From Lagos state, the Government says it will continue to support the men of the Nigerian legion in appreciation of their sacrifices to ensuring peace and unity in the Country.

Speaking with newsmen shortly after dispensing with the usual ceremonies marking this year’s Armed Forces Remembrance Day at the Remembrance Arcade, at Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos Island, Governor Sanwo-Olu described the annual event as very significant to remember those who paid the supreme price would not be forgotten.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu prodding the pigeons to fly as part of the ceremony marking this year’s Armed Forces Remembrance Day in the State

Governor Sanwo-Olu said “This is also a clarion call to men that are current serving, even when issues happen, the Government will certainly not forget them”

Governor Sanwo-Olu who gave two hilux trucks to the legionnaires said his administration would continue to raise the bar in supporting them and also revealed plans to extend a helping hand to widows of officers and men of the Armed Forces.

We’ll give them empowerment because that’s what they truly what they will require” Sanwo-Olu promised.

About two thousand men of the Nigerian legion are engaged by the State Government as security officers in public schools and government offices.

Also in Lagos, General officer commanding 81Division, Major General olu Irefin urged members of the armed forces not to give up their efforts of uniting the nation but to ensure that the country remained one

Major General Irefin assured that the military would continue to remember the fallen heroes for their sacrices to the nation as the Federal Government had always set aside a day for that purpose.

The GOC admonished the widows of the fallen heroes to take advantage of the scholarships given to their children upto or university level to enable them uplift their families.

The Flag officer commanding Western Naval Command, Rear Admiral Oladele Daji noted that it was a day of sober reflection and admonished the widows to take advantage of all the the programs put in place to alleviate their plights.

From Kogi state, Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration has been held with a call on spirited Individuals, corporate bodies and state Governments to support the Nigeria military in ensuring peace and unity of the country.

Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello made the call in an interview during the ceremony held at the World War Cenotaph in Lokoja.

The Governor who encouraged the military to keep up the heat against the insurgents in the North East urged citizens to continue to pray for their success.

Governor Yahaya Bello signed the Hard Book at the event in Lokoja.

Governor Yahaya Bello called on the military authorities to ensure that the fallen heroes and their defendants were not forgotten.

The 2020 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration witnessed free medical services offered to the public.

Chris Nyamtu, Omolara Omosanya , Aminu , Lawrence Afolabi, Mary Fatile, Muhammad Musa Oghenero 

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