4th January. 2019
By Yunusa Abdullahi
The People of Adamawa State have been urged to assist moraly and financially to the families and dependants of the fallen heroes considering their Sacrifices and patriotism to the cause after resolution for peace.
Governor Muhammad Umar Jibrilla made the assertion during the launching of 2019 Army Forces remembrance and appeal fund for the fallen heroes held at the Council Chambers of the Government House Yola.
Represented by Deputy Governor, Engr. Martins Babale, the Governor explained 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.
While recounting the courageous and brilliant efforts of the Nigerian Soldiers who fell gallantly during the First and Second World Wars, the Nigerian Civil war as well as the fight against insurgency in some parts of the country aimed at keeping the country as one nation and remain peaceful. He also advised the leadership of the state chapter of the Nigerian Legion to use the monies realised for the purpose intended and appealed to all and sundary to donate generously towards the noble objectives.
Deputy Governor, Engineer Martins Babale also announced the State Government's donation of Two Million Naira ,other donations include; Members of the State House of Assembly who gave Five Hundred Thousand Naira, Honourable Commissioners - Two Hundred and Forty Thousand Naira, Service Chiefs, Four Hundred and Twenty Thousand Naira, Judiciary - Two Hundred Thousand Naira, while the Head of Service Dr Edgar Amos Sunday announced the donation of Two Hundred and Twelve Thousand Naira on behalf of of the Permanent Secretaries.
At the end of the launching, over Three point Five Million Naira was realised.
In his remarks, the State Chairman of the Nigerian Legion, Retired Master Warrant Officer, Bashir Baba Yola, said the present leadership of the Legion is more concerned about the welfare of Widows and the Orphans of the fallen heroes. He explained that this is done to appreciate the services rendered in the struggle to save mankind and humanity in the Globe.
He also assured that members of the Legion would continue to give total support and loyalty to the present Government.
He however appreciated the efforts of the state Government for the support and cooperation being rendered to the Legion at all times.