Wed. Jan 18th, 2023


Government says it will continue to prioritize security and partner the Nigerian Legion and other Security Agencies in their efforts and determination to sustain the prevailing peace and security in the state.

The Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu who stated this during the grand finale of this year’s Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration held at the Agunyi Ironsi Cenotaph, Ogurube Layout, Umuahia, reassured that Government will not relent in its support for the Nigerian Legion and other Security outfits.

Dr. Ikpeazu represented by his Deputy, Sir Ude Oko Chukwu, called on all to show greater commitment to the unity of the nation and the task of building a greater and better society as a mark of honour for the sacrifices of the men and women of the Armed Forces of Nigeria.

He noted that the ultimate remembrance and perfect honour the nation can give to their fallen gallant heroes is to let the solemn ceremony to be in tandem with their individual and collective resolve to live in peace and harmony with one another in order to contribute to national and globe environment where wars and conflicts will be reduced to the barest level.

The Governor pointed out that the annual Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration remains a testimonial that Government at National and Sub-national levels and Nigerians appreciate the sacrifices of the fallen and living heroes and heroines in ensuring the unity and security of the Nation and world at large and stressed the need for all to support the Nigerian Legion and families of the nation’s fallen gallant men and women.

The Solemn ceremony featured special prayers for the fallen heroes and members of the Nigerian Armed Forces, Minute Silence for the fallen heroes , 21 Gun Salute, laying of wreaths by the representative of the Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, Sir Ude Oko Chukwu, the Speaker, State House of Assembly represented by the Secretary to the State Government, the State Acting Chief Judge, the Commander, 14 Brigade,  Nigeria Army Ohafia, the Commandant, Nigerian Navy Account and Finance School, Owerrinta, the Commissioner of Police, the Chairman, Nigeria Legion, Abia State and South East, the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, the Chairman, Abia State Traditional Rulers Council, Representative of Commissioned and Non-Commissioned Officers as well as the release of the pigeons signifying peace.

Our Government House Correspondent, Mercy Kalu, reported that the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Chief Okey Ahiwe, top Government Officials, the Head of Service, Sir Onyi Wamah, Permanent Secretaries, Heads of Para-Military Formations and Security Outfits among other dignitaries graced the ceremony.

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