BY: Yunusa Abdullahi
The people of Adamawa state have been urged to assist morally and financially the families and dependants of the fallen heroes considering their sacrifice and patrotism for the cause after resolution for peace.
Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla made the assertion on the occasion of the year 2016 armed forces remembrance day and Appeal Week which took place at the council chambers of the Government House Yola.
Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla explained that in view of the programme no amount of moral and financial contribution would be too little to the sustenance of the dependants of the fallen compatriots.
He also recount the courageous and brilliant efforts of Nigerian soldiers who fall gallantly during the first and second world wars as well as the Nigerian civil war of 1966 and fighting insurgents in some part of the country aimed at keeping Nigeria as one Nation and remain peaceful.
The Governor also advised the leadership of the state branch of the Nigerian Legion to use the money for the purpose intended and appealed to all and sundry to donate generously towards the noble objectives.
Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla then made a personal donation of Five Hundred Thousand Naira and pledged the sum of Five Million Naira on behalf of the Adamawa state Government.
Other donations includes Deputy Governor Engr.Martins Babale who announced 300,000.00,Chief of staff government house Alhaji AbdurRahman Abba Jimeta gave 200,000.00in addition to One Hundred pieces of wrappers to the widows of the fallen heroes, SSG donated Ten Thousand Naira.
Other donations includes; Honourable Commissioners who gave Ten Thousand Naira each, while Head of service Barr,Musa Kaibo announced the sum of 250,000,00 on behalf of the permanent secretaries collectively. At the end of the occasion about Seven million, Five Hundred and Eighty Thousand Naira was realised during the launching of the emblem.
In his vote of thanks ,the state Chairman of the Nigeria Legion Master Warrant Officer Bashir Baba Yola retired said the present leadership is more concerned about the welfare of 5he Widows and Orphans of the fallen heroes, stressing that this is done to appreciate the services rendered in their struggle to save mankind and humanity in the globe .
Retired Master Warrant Officer Bashir Baba Yola also enumerated some of the achievements recorded by the legion which includes payment of scholarship to the Orphans of the fallen heroes and called on the state government to look into the problem of logistics and office accommodation of their secretariat and assured of their total support and loyalty to the present administration under Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla. He however appreciated the efforts of the state government for supporting and encouraging the Ex-servicemen deployed to post primary schools in the state as discipline Sargent.