Gombe state Governor, Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya has called on Nigerians to support families of Nigeria’s fallen heroes as a way of appreciation for their sacrifice to the nation.
The Governor made the call shortly after the ceremony for the official wreath-laying of the 2020 Armed Forces Remembrance Day and Emblem Appeal Fund held at the Pantami township stadium, Gombe on Wednesday.
According to him, observing the day was so important because of the sacrifices made by the soldiers who fought and gave their lives so that Nigeria will remain a united and indivisible country.
He said, “we need to show support and solidarity to the families of these fallen soldiers because of the reality of their sacrifice to the country in different struggles, some of them lost their lives in that course, and that is the spirit of the occasion”.
He commended the Nigerian army for doing it’s best in the fight against insurgency but stated that Nigerians have not seen the very best because some of the challenges were still being felt.
“If we, the generality of Nigerians give them our support in all ways needed, then the challenges will definitely be overcome,” he appealed.
The brief ceremony also featured prayers from the Roman Catholic clergy, Christian Protestant clergy as well as the Islamic clergy who also encouraged those still serving to continue with the sacrifices for a greater Nigeria.
Others who laid the wreath after the Governor included the Deputy Governor, Dr. Manasseh Daniel Jatau, Commanding Officer, 301 Artillery Regiment Gombe, Speaker of the Gombe State House of Assembly, State Commissioner of Police, Acting Chief Judge of the State, Representative of the traditional institution, Chairman of the Nigeria Legion, Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development and representative of the fallen heroes’ widows.
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