By Opeyemi Daniel.
Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Friday saluted the sacrifices of men and officers of the Nigerian Armed Forces, urging citizens to rally behind them and embrace peace for sustainable development of the country.
Speaking at the Armed Forces Remembrance Day, AbdulRazaq called on citizens to continue to offer support to families of and pray for the fallen heroes
“We must continue to seek peace and believe in one Nigeria, and continue to pray for the souls of the departed – those who risked their lives for this country to be one. We must continue to cherish their services and never forget them,” he said at the event commemorating the Day in Ilorin.
“As you know, the government is battling with the resources on all fronts. Like the President said, he would continue to meet the demands of men of service. We thank them for their services. We do appreciate their efforts day and night.”
Highlights of the occasion include inspection of Parade Guards and laid the wreath in honour of soldiers who died in various wars.
Dignitaries at ceremony include the Deputy Governor, Mr. Kayode Alabi; Deputy Speaker Kwara State House of Assembly, Hon. Raphael Adetiba; the Chief Judge of Kwara State, Justice, Durosinlohun Kawu; Grand Khadi Ola Abdulkadir; representative of Emir of Ilorin the Olomu of Omuaran and Oba AbdulRaheem Olaoti.
Others are, Chairman of State Branch of Nigeria Legion Brig. Gen. Aliu Akano and Permanent Secretary Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajia Nike Ibrahim, the Secretary to the State State Government, Prof. Mamman Saba Jibril; and the Head of Service, Mrs. Sussan Modupe Oluwole.