continuous support of the FCT Administration to the Nigerian Legion.
a courtesy visit to the FCTA and also to decorate him and other
principal officers of the Administration with the year 2020 Armed
Forces Remembrance Day emblem.
Malam Bello also commended members of the Nigerian military
for their contribution towards nation building including the creation
of the FCT whose founding fathers he said were made up mostly of
members of the Armed Forces.
He promised to work with members of the Nigerian Legion to support
the families of members of the military who had paid the supreme price
in the line of duty.
He especially had kind words for members of the Legion posted to the
FCTA who he said were very hard working and often went beyond the
call of duty in the discharge of their assignments.
He assured members of the Legion that FCTA’s donation for the Armed
Forces Remembrance Day will be paid promptly while all staff will be
encouraged to wear the emblem at all times as a mark of respect for
the nation’s fallen heroes.
Speaking earlier, the leader of the delegation and National Chairman of
the Nigerian Legion, Brig. Gen. Jones Akpa (Rtd) said that the Legion
was empowered by law to oversee the management of all welfare
issues of veterans who have disengaged honourably from the Nigerian
He commended President Muhammadu Buhari for ensuring a
predictable 30-day cycle of payment of pension to veterans thereby
removing a major impediment to their welfare.
He also expressed the Legion’s appreciation to the FCTA for all the
support rendered to it over the years.
The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, Minister of State
Dr Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, Permanent Secretary, Sir Chinyeaka Ohaa
and other principal officers were decorated with the emblem.
CHIEF PRESS SECRETARY