By Yunusa Abdullahi.
11th January, 2017The people of Adamawa state have been urged to assist morally and financially to the families and dependants of the fallen heroes considering their sacrifice and patriotism for the cause after resolution for peace.
Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla Bindow who made the call during the 2017 Armed Forces Remembrance Day and Appeal Week Launching held at the council chambers of the Government House, Yola today explained that in view of the significance of the programme, no amount of moral and financial contribution would be too little to the sustainance of the dependants of the fallen compatriots.
Bindow recounts the courageous and brilliant efforts of the Nigerian soldiers who fall gallantly during the first, second World wars, the Nigeria Civil war as well as the fight against insurgency all at keeping Nigeria peacefully.
On the other hand, he called on the leadership of the state branch of the Nigerian Legion to use the money realised for the purpose intended, and congratulated the leadership of the Legion and organising committee for organising the successful event.
Bindow had also appealed to all and sundry to donate generously towards this noble objectives, and made a donation of N 5,000,000 (Five Million Naira) on behalf of the Adamawa State Government and promised to redeem the pledged made by the government last year 2016 .
Other donors includes; Deputy Governor Engr.Martins Babale who pledge Two Hundred Thousand Naira (N 200,000), Secretary to the State Government Dr Umar Buba Bindir and the Twenty -Honourable Commissioners N 345,000:00, Chief of Staff Government House Yola Alhaji AbdurRahman Abba Jimeta N 200,000, Head of State Civil Service Barr. Musa Kaibo and the entire Permanent Secretaries donated the sum of N 200,000, Service Chiefs, donated N 700,000, Members of the State House of Assembly N 500,000. Boards and Parastatals and His Royal Highness Lamido Adamawa Dr Muhammadu Barkindo Aliyu Mustafa donated N 100,000 each, Members of the Judiciary N150,000. While the General Manager of ATV donated N50,000 respectively.
In his vote of thanks, the Adamawa State Chairman of the Nigerian Legion Master Warrant Officer Bashir Baba Yola retired said the present leadership of the Legion is more concern about the welfare of Widows and Orphans of the fallen heroes, adding that this is done to appreciate the services rendered in their struggle to save mankind.
Retired MWO Bashir Baba Yola also enumerated some of the achievement recorded by the Legion which includes payment of scholarship to the children of of the fallen heroes in schools.
He assured the Governor of their total support and loyalty to the present administration under Governor Bindow and commended the Governor for his giant strides in the development of Adamawa State by providing Road infrastructure and other social amenities to the people of Adamawa state.
At the end of the Launching, about Eight Million Naira (8,000,000) was realised for the Emblem appealed fund.