Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed has expressed his dissatisfaction with the inability of the relevant state authorities to provide an office for the state chapter of the Nigerian Legion a year after he issued a directive to that effect.

The governor blamed unnecessary bureaucracy for the government’s inability to deliver on the promise.

He spoke Friday at the launch of the 2023 Emblem Appeal Fund Week in Bauchi.

The governor apologized for his government’s inability to fulfill the promise, adding that an office for the legionaries would be secured within a week.

He announced a donation of N1.5 million to this year’s Emblem Appeal Fund, while his deputy gave N1 million.

Cumulatively, the Bauchi State government donated N10.3 million to celebrate the Armed Forces Remembrance Day this year.

“Our fallen heroes have made the greatest sacrifices to allow us to enjoy collective lives,” he said.

The Chairman of the Nigerian Legion in Bauchi State, Idris Danjuma Ningi, praised the government for the legion’s progress in the state.

He said that retired members of the armed forces were always willing to offer contributions to sustain and enhance the current peace and harmony in the state.

The president stressed the need for the government to redeem all the promises made to the legion in time for a smooth implementation.