…As Ageh tasks Nigerian Legion on security of life, property
By James Ibechi
The activities marking this year Armed Forces and Remembrance Day celebration in Benue State climaxed today with Governor Samuel Ortom laying a wreath to the Fallen Heroes, a short while ago, at the IBB Square in Makurdi, the state capital.
Armed Forces and Remembrance Day celebration is an annual event organized to honour members of the Nigerian Armed Forces who fought in the first and second World Wars, and those who served or are still serving in various peace support operations worldwide as well as those who fought in the Nigerian civil war.
The Day is to celebrate both the dead and the living heroes including all those who suffered various deprivations as a result of wars.
Inspection of Guard of Honour by Governor Ortom, a 21-gun-salute by soldiers as well inspection visit to the military medical department by the governor also characterised the celebration today.
The theme of this year’s event is ‘Appreciating the Resilience of the Nigerian Armed Forces’.
Commenting on the event, Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Odeh Ageh, said the previous Sunday Governor Ortom, represented by his deputy, Engr. Benson Abounu, paid a glorious tribute to the Fallen Heroes when he gave his support to the Nigerian Legion.
Ageh said: “It’s a continuous exercise and it’s good to remember our heroes, as there is no sacrifice more than someone laying his own life for Nigeria to survive, for Africa to survive and the world at large to be a peaceful place for others to live.”
Ageh assured of government unflinching support for the Nigerian Legion so it’d continue to move forward, urging them to use the opportunity to support all the security committees being formed at the state, local government, down to the ward level, as a way of supporting Governor Ortom in his efforts at ensuring security of life and property in the state.