By Yunusa Abdullahi
People of Adamawa state has been urged to assist morally and financially to the families and dependants of the fallen heroes considering their sacrifice and patrotism for the cause of peace.
Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla made the call during the Launching of 2018 Emblem of the army forces remembrance day and Appeal Week which took place at the council chambers of the Government House Yola.
Governor Jibrilla said that in view of the significance of the event, no amount of moral and financial contribution would be too little to the sustainance of the dependants of the fallen compatriots.
He also recounted the courageous and brilliant efforts of the Nigerian soldiers who fall gallantly during the first, second and civil wars as well as the fight against insurgency in the country aimed at keeping Nigeria as one Nation .
The Governor advised the leadership of the state executive of the Nigerian Legion to use the money reliased for the purpose intended, and appealed to all and sundary to donate generously towards this noble objectives.
During the Launching of the Emblem, Governor Jibrilla made a personal donation of Five Hundred Thousand Naira ( N 500, 000.00 ) and pledged the sum of Five Million Naira ( N5m, 000,000.00 ) on behalf of the Adamawa state Government.
Other Donors includes, Deputy Governor Engr.Martins Babale who gave One Million Naira ( N 1,000,000.00 )on behalf of the members of the state executive council and personally pledged Two Hundred Thousand Naira, ( N 200,000.00 ) while Head of Civil service Dr Louis Solomon Mandama announced the sum of Three Hundred Thousand Naira ( N 300,000.00 ) on behalf of the Permanent secretaries, ALGON Donated One Million Naira ( N 1,000,000.00 )and the Brigade Commander of 23rd armoured brigades Yola donated Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira ( N 250,000.00 ).
During the ceremony Over Ten Million Naira Was reliased for the Launching of the Emblem.
In his remarks, the Adamawa state Chairman of the Nigerian Legion Retired Master Warrant Officer Bashir Baba Yola said the leadership of the Legion is more concerned about the welfare of the Widows and Orphans of the fallen heroes adding that this is done to appreciate the services rendered in their struggle to save mankind in the Globe .
Master Warrant Officer Bashir Baba Yola retired requested the state government to pay the Ex - servicemen deployed to post primary schools their entitlements for the period from February 2016 to Date .
He also assured the Governor of their total loyalty and support to the state government and identies their tremendous achievements and outstanding with the present administration under Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla.