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Tinubu administration recommits to welfare of fallen heroes’ families



Tinubu administration recommits to welfare of fallen heroes' families

The Vice President, Kashim Shettima, has reiterated the commitment of the Tinubu administration to the welfare of the Nigerian Armed Forces, with a specific focus on the families of fallen heroes. The Vice President said this while being decorated with the emblem of the 2024 Armed Forces Remembrance Day during an evening ceremony at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

Shettima stated the administration’s dedication to the well-being of the Armed Forces, recognising the immense sacrifices made by service personnel in ensuring the unity of Nigeria and contributing to global peace. He acknowledged the heroics of Nigerian service personnel in conflict zones both within the country and beyond, citing instances in Africa and other international theatres.

“We really need to identify with the families of our fallen heroes – those who made the supreme sacrifice in the enthronement of peace in our country and our world in general, from Congo to Liberia, Sierra Leone, and beyond,” Shettima stated, expressing heartfelt condolences to the families of those who paid the ultimate price. He emphasised the moral obligation to support the families, considering the immense sacrifices made for the nation’s peace and security.

The National Chairman of the Nigerian Legion, Maj. Gen. Abdulmalik Jibrin, also highlighted the significance of the annual Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration as a solemn occasion dedicated to honouring the sacrifices of fallen heroes of the Nigerian Armed Forces. He urged Nigerians to consistently remember the families of the fallen heroes, advocating for the need for contributions through the Nigerian Legion to support the welfare of their loved ones.

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu had previously launched the Emblem Appeal for the 2024 Armed Forces Remembrance Day in October, reiterating the government’s commitment to repositioning the armed forces.

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