Gov Sani Bello launches Armed Forces Remembrance Day emblem
Niger State Governor Abubakar Sani Bello, says he is facilitating discussion between the state chapter of Nigerian Vigilante Group, and the Niger State Council of the Nigerian Legion on partnership to curtail insecurity in the state.
A statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Mary Noel-Berje, and made available to SummitNews, said Gov Sani Bello stated this at the launch of the Armed Forces Remembrance Day emblem held at the Government House, Minna, the state capital.
The governor said he believes that with the training and experience of the ex servicemen, particularly those who are still strong among them, the collaboration will add value to the efforts of the state government in curbing insecurity in some parts of the state
The state chief executive prayed God to grant the souls of the fallen heroes’ eternal rest, as well as sustain those who are still alive and their families.
The governor donated a substantial sum of money as his personal support to the legion, and also directed all political appointees to support them financially so as to enable them run their association effectively
Earlier, the Chairman Nigerian Legion Niger State Council, Comrade Abubakar Musa Kutigi, said the launch is a yearly event aimed at paying tribute to all heroes who paid the supreme price, as well as those who sustained various degrees of injuries while trying to ensure safety of lives and property across the country.
Comrade Musa Kutigi, also enjoined all and sundry to support the legion morally and financially, saying that nothing will be adequate for the sacrifices they have made.
He appreciated Gov. Sani Bello, and all those who contributed towards improving the lots of the families of the fallen heroes across the state