March past by the military at theTafawa Balewa Square parade ground in Lagos
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia has urged Nigerians to reflect on the sacrifices of fallen heroes who laid their lives for the unity of the nation.
Ikpeazu made the call at the 2016 Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration in Umuahia on Friday
He enjoined Nigerians to stand on the legacies left behind by the nation’s war veterans to produce socio-economic advancement.
The governor said that it was a day to remember those gallant military men who laid down their lives for the survival of Nigeria.
Ikpeazu urged Nigerians to live the exemplary lives of our fallen heroes as well as show solidarity with the nation’s Armed Forces.
He said that the state government would ensure that all that would be required for the building of a standard Cenotaph was provided.
His Edo counterpart, Adams Oshiomhole, said that there was need to constantly show appreciation to the Armed Forces’ efforts by celebrating them and recognizing them.
Governor Oshiomhole, who said this at the 2016 Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration in Benin on Friday, noted that over the years, the Armed Forces had made unquantifiable sacrifice to ensure peace and security reigned in the country.
Millitary personnel with wreaths in honour of fallen heroes
He said that there must be commitment to respect not only members of the Armed Forces still alive, but also the fallen heroes.
He pledged N10 million to support the Nigeria Legion.
He urged the legion to support families of deceased officers, adding that the sacrifices and contributions of the Armed Forces could not be overemphasised.
The governor said that in spite of the dwindling revenue of the state, it was committed to assisting the legion because of its members’ enormous contributions to the nation.
Oshiomhole also promised that the state government would train the orphans of the fallen …Read More
Source:: PM Newspaper