Sunday, November 27, 2022

Armed Forces Remembrance Day: Governor Yahaya urges residents to support ex-servicemen


From Auwal Abdulrazaq, Gombe

Gombe State government says it will continue to assist security agencies with a view  to enhancing security in the state and ensure sustainability of the law and order in the north-eastern region.

The state Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya disclosed this while speaking with newsmen shortly after leading dignitaries in the wreath-laying on the occasion of armed forces remembrance day in Gombe.

Yahaya said the gallantry and sacrifice of the nation’s forces both dead and alive have to be appreciated, hence he urged all and sundry to continue to show solidarity and support to the heroes as well as their families to boost their morale.

The governor, who donated N6m to the Nigerian Legion at the launch of the 2020/2021 Emblem Appeal Fund, assured that the state government would employ the assistants of the state chapter of the Legion in tackling security challenges in their respective Local Government Areas (LGA).

He described the annual event as a ceremony that offers the government and people of the state the opportunity to reflect on the contributions made by members of the armed forces during and after service.

He explained that it is imperative to note that the occasion was not only for the remembrance of fallen heroes but also an opportunity to address the predicament of their dependents and loved ones.

“The occasion which is an annual event is indeed unique, especially as we are passing through difficult times in the history of our nation. I would therefore like to use this opportunity to salute the courage of our serving officers and men in defending our territorial integrity despite the numerous security challenges bedeviling the nation,” Governor Yahaya stated.

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