Connect with us

Defence/Security

LASG to empower widows of fallen Armed Forces personnel

Published

on

 The Lagos State Government LASG says it will come up with a programme aimed at empowering widows of the members of the Armed Force who laid down their lives to defend and protect their fatherland Lagos State Governor Mr Babajide Sanwo Olu said this on Wednesday during the parade and laying of wreath to commemorate 2020 Armed Forces Remembrance Day The ceremony held at the Remembrance Arcade Tafawa Balewa Square Onikan was organised by the state government Sanwo Olu said that there was the need to empower the widows of the fallen heroes for them to be able to fend for their families and themselves He said that the government would discuss with the wives of the Officers of the Armed Forces to know possible areas that the widows could be empowered We will look for all the widows of our fallen heroes in the next programme and empower them because that is really what they require the governor said He said that the state government would continue to remember the fallen heroes and not let their efforts go unappreciated Sanwo Olu urged the serving officers and men of the Armed Forces to always do their best to ensure safety of lives and properties in the country As you can see it is a very solemn and humble ceremony It is something that we need to continue to do We need to remember and thank all our fallen heroes that had done well for the country at one point or the other It is very significant and something we will continue to celebrate and appreciate For us as a nation all their efforts will not go unnoticed This is also a clarion call to the men still in service that when issues happen the government will certainly not forget them he said Sanwo Olu also said that the government was security friendly and would be collaborating with the security agencies in several ways He added that some members of the Nigerian Legion were employed by the state as a way to continue to support them Also the Chief Judge of Lagos State Justice Kazeem Alogba said that the programme was to appreciate the efforts of the Armed Forces especially the fallen heroes for the sacrifices they made for the country Alogba said that the deceased laid down their lives for the peace unity and freedom of the country hence they would always be remembered This is to show that the fallen heroes are not forgotten and also a way of rekindling courage in those still in service wherever they may find themselves This is a call to everyone to serve judiciously and l pray we do not lose our lives in the course of service he said Earlier Mrs Uzamat Akinbile Yussuf Commissioner for Home Affairs said that the government had constantly been supporting the Armed Forces and would continue to do that In the past years the government had rendered several helps to them and I can assure you all that Gov Sanwo Olu had graciously approved lots of things for this year s celebration Akinbile Yussuf said She said that the items approved to assist the members of the Armed Forces would be made available to them The Commissioner of Police Mr Hakeem Odumosu urged all servicemen to be proactive and be dedicated to their duties for the general good of the nation Odumosu said that the celebration had provided an opportunity to encourage the Armed Forces and the Police to realise that the internal security they were rendering was recognised and appreciated Edited by Chinyere Bassey Peter Dada
LASG to empower widows of fallen Armed Forces personnel

Lagos State Government

The Lagos State Government (LASG) says it will come up with a programme aimed at empowering widows of the members of the Armed Force who laid  down their lives to defend and protect  their fatherland .

jvzoo blogger outreach 9ja news today

 

9ja news today

Lagos State

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu,  said this on Wednesday  during the parade and laying of wreath  to commemorate 2020 Armed Forces Remembrance Day.

9ja news today

 

Remembrance Arcade

The ceremony held at the Remembrance Arcade, Tafawa Balewa Square, Onikan,  was organised by the state government.

 

Sanwo-Olu said that there was the need to empower the widows of the fallen heroes  for them to  be able to fend for their families and themselves.

 

Officers of the Armed Forces

He said that the government would discuss with the wives of  the Officers of the Armed Forces to know  possible  areas that  the widows  could be  empowered.

 

”We will look for all the widows of our fallen heroes in the next programme and empower them, because that is really what they require,” the governor said.

 

He said that the state government would continue to remember the fallen heroes and not let their efforts go unappreciated.

 

Armed Forces

Sanwo-Olu urged the serving officers and men of the  Armed Forces  to always do their best to ensure safety of lives and properties in the country.

 

”As you can see,  it is a very solemn and humble ceremony. It is something that we need to continue to do.

 

“We need to remember and thank all our fallen heroes that had done well for the country at one point or the other.

 

”It is very significant and something we will continue to celebrate and appreciate. For us as a nation, all  their efforts will not go unnoticed.

 

”This is also a clarion call to  the men still in service, that when issues happen, the government will certainly not forget them,” he said.

 

Sanwo-Olu also  said that the government was security friendly and would be collaborating  with the security agencies in  several ways.

 

Nigerian Legion

He added that some members  of the Nigerian Legion were employed by the state as a way to continue to support them.

 

Chief Judge of Lagos State

Also, the Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Kazeem Alogba,  said  that the programme was to appreciate the efforts of the  Armed Forces, especially the fallen heroes,  for the sacrifices they  made for the country.

 

Alogba said that the deceased laid down  their lives for the peace, unity and freedom of the country, hence, they would always be remembered.

 

”This is to show that the fallen heroes are not forgotten and also a way of rekindling courage in those still in service wherever they  may find themselves.

 

”This is a call to everyone to serve judiciously and l pray we do not lose our lives in the course of service,” he said.

 

Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf

Earlier, Mrs Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf, Commissioner for Home Affairs, said that the government had constantly been supporting  the Armed Forces and would continue to do that.

 

“In the past years, the government had rendered several helps to them, and I can assure  you all that Gov.  Sanwo-Olu had graciously approved lots of things for this year’s celebration,’’ Akinbile-Yussuf said.

 

Armed Forces

She said that the items approved to assist the members of the Armed Forces would be made available to them.

 

Commissioner of Police

The Commissioner of Police, Mr Hakeem Odumosu,  urged all servicemen to be proactive and be dedicated to their  duties  for the general good of the nation.

 

Armed Forces

Odumosu said that the celebration had provided an  opportunity to encourage the Armed Forces and the Police  to realise that the internal security they were rendering was recognised and appreciated.

 

Edited by: Chinyere Bassey/Peter Dada

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

shopbet9ja kanohausa instagram link shortner download facebook video