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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.

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