15th January, 2022
By Peter Uwumarogie
Gov. Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has enjoined Nigerians to remember the sacrifices of the fallen heroes by supporting their families.
Yahaya, represented by the Deputy Gov. Manassah Jatau, made the call during the 2021/2022 Armed Forces Remembrance Day and laying of wreath at the Pantami stadium on Saturday.
He said that fallen heroes had made sacrifices for Nigerians to be free from insecurity, fear, unhappiness and other forms of misery.
According to him, the ceremony is to remember veterans, fallen heroes and a sign of respect and tribute to the heroes who have paid the supreme price for the peace of the country.
”We must appreciate the fallen heroes by way of respecting and helping those that they left behind, knowing too well that a time will come that we will also leave our families behind.
“On Friday, we witnessed the flagging off activities associated with the 2021/2022 Armed Forces Remembrance Day and Emblem Appeal Fund.
“May I pinpoint that the fund raising is continuous and not just limited to yesterday and today’s ceremony.
“I therefore appeal to the public, corporate bodies and organisations to continue supporting the veterans, families of fallen heroes and also members of the Legion,” he said.
The governor also appealed to Nigerians to support security agencies with relevant and timely information as a way of contributing to the solution of insecurity.
The Chairman, Nigerian Legion in Gombe, retired Sgt. Adamu Dogo, urged the people to assist security agencies in proffering solutions to the challenges of insecurity.
“If you see any strange happenings in your environment and community, kindly report to security personnel for timely action,” Dogo said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the state government had on Friday donated five million naira during the Emblem Appeal Fund.
The deputy governor gave a personal donation of N1.1million and the executives, legislature and judiciary arm also made their donations.