BAUCHI, Nigeria – The State Governor, Senator Bala Mohammed on Friday appealed to the families of fallen heroes of the Nigerian armed forces to take solace in the selfless services rendered to Nigeria by their loved ones as an act of God.
The governor stated this shortly after laying a wreath to mark the 2021 Armed Forces Remembrance Day at the Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB) Square in Bauchi while fielding questions from journalists.
The governor who was represented by his Deputy, Senator Baba Tela, said every 15th January was set aside to honour the fallen heroes for their sacrifices to the country.
He said the sacrifices made by the fallen heroes, who paid the supreme price in the course of serving Nigeria, had not been forgotten, adding that their efforts could never go in vain.
“This is a national event that is usually done to honour our fallen heroes, people who made sacrifices so that we can live.
“The Nigerian armed forces have over the years made a lot of sacrifices so that Nigeria can be one and by extension the entire world,” he submitted.
Governor Mohammed said setting aside a day to remember the fallen heroes was meant to appreciate their efforts in protecting the country’s territorial integrity as well as unity.
“Marking this day is just a gesture of appreciating them. That is those ones that have passed on and at the same time appreciating those that are still at the theatre of war,” he said.
On his part, the chairman of Bauchi State chapter of the Nigeria Legion, Idris Danjuma, commended the state government for honouring those who have sacrificed their lives to ensure that Nigeria is peaceful.
Danjuma informed that the entitlements of members of the Nigeria Legion were being paid by the Nigerian government as at when due, declaring that this was unlike in the past when they went through hardship.