Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State has said that to maintain Nigeria’s survival, it was necessary to continually recognize the sacrifices of the men and women of the Nigerian Armed Forces.
Adeleke made this known in her speech at the emblem launch for the Armed Forces Remembrance Day 2023 on Thursday at the Osun State Secretariat, Abere.
While noting that the emblem’s launch provided another period to mark and remember the sacrifices of armed forces personnel, Adeleke added that the occasion was also to pay a debt of gratitude to them for paying the ultimate sacrifice.
In his words, “This occasion is another significant period to mark and remember the sacrifices of the men of the armed forces.
“We are here to owe a debt of gratitude to the men who paid the ultimate sacrifice.
“The government must continue to recognize the contributions of the armed forces to the survival of the nation.”
Assuring his government’s commitment to expanding cooperation with the military, he added that the recognition would be given to military personnel and to veterans and their families for service to the homeland.
“The Government’s commitment to the well-being of service personnel and veterans and their families in recognition of their service to the country is renewed.”
Earlier, in his welcome address, Osun Nigerian Legion Chairman Oladipo Abioye Peter pleaded with Governor Adeleke to heed standing requests about the Nigerian Legion’s advancement in the state.
“I wish to take this opportunity to inform our State Patron and Governor of Osun State about our long-standing requests on the following vital issues of importance to the advancement of the Nigerian Legion in Osun State, namely the approval of the monthly grant for state headquarters and area offices. of the Nigerian Legion in the State.
“Issuance of a mandatory letter of support and full participation of local governments and LCDAs in the state during the annual celebration event of the Day of Remembrance of the Armed Forces and when necessary.
“Provision of official vehicle, to the state headquarters to facilitate our leginic movement to National Seminars, Retreats, Ete Meetings and also to interstate and state missions.
“Let me add that, our counterparts in the southwestern states in particular enjoy the aforementioned demands for a long time and in other states of the Federation and that we are always at the mercy of our neighboring states, Oyo State. in particular, while traveling on a national scale.”