The Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke,on Thursday, December 5th, applauded members of Nigeria’s Armed Forces for their tireless contributions to the peace and stability of Nigeria.
He went on to urge fellow Nigerians to appreciate the efforts of the military in stabilising the nation, adding that Nigerian fallen heroes had paid the supreme sacrifice to maintain the peace the country is currently enjoying.
Adeleke further mentioned that the stability of the nation rested on the gallantry, patriotism and sacrifice of the security and military services.
The governor, made all these observations while addressing serving and retired members of the Armed Forces at the launching of emblem for the 2023 Armed Forces Remembrance Day in Osogbo, Osun State capital, where he said that service personnel of the Armed Forces in particular were in many volatile sectors of the society confronting and curtailing open and subtle threats to the territorial integrity of the country.
He said: “That we must live, many offered their precious lives. We must therefore continue to acknowledge the contributions of the armed forces to the survival of the nation.
“As we gathered here today, I reassure the military service of the commitment of the government to expand the current level of partnership. Our administration has a security sector reform, which places welfare of service personnel at the centre stage.
“Today, I recommit to the well-being of our service personnel. Our veterans and their families will continue to receive our support in recognition of their service to the fatherland.
“It is on this note that I launch the appeal fund for the 2023 Emblem for the Armed Forces Remembrance Day with N5 million.”