Armed Forces Remembrance Day: Obaseki extol fallen heroes


FIC Report (Edo State) – Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has urged all to reflect on the sacrifices of Nigerian fallen heroes for their contributions to the country’s unity.

The governor made the call at the Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration in Benin City, the Edo State Capital.

According to Governor Obaseki this year’s Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration was remarkable as it marks 50 years since the end of the Nigeria Civil war.

He stressed that this year’s celebration should remind us that people sacrificed their lives to keep this country united, adding that this should be a solemn occasion to acknowledge what the Almighty God has continued to do for us as a country.

He emphasized that never again should we allow the incidence that led to the civil war to reoccur.

Also speaking, Chairman, Nigeria Legion, Edo State Council, Col. Sunny Eboigbe (Rtd), said the annual event should remind citizens of the essence of peace and stability as the most cherished ingredient for progress and development in any nation.

He appealed to government across all levels to initiate sustainable welfare packages for ex-service men and widows of fallen heroes to reduce their dependence on charity.

High point of the occasion was the laying of wreath by the Governor in honour of the fallen heroes.

Funmilayo Imuetinyan
FIC, Benin