By Sammeni Kamsobbi
Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has called on the people of the state on need for collaborative efforts in supporting the serving armed forces and the families of the fallen heroes considering the role they play in keeping peace and unity in Nigeria.
Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri stated this on Monday, in laying wreaths to honour the Nation’s fallen heroes as part of the grand finale marking the 2024 Armed Forces Remembrance Day.
Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, who was represented by his Deputy, Professor Keletapwa George Farauta had on arrival at the Mahmud Ribadu Square Yola inspected the guard of honour mounted by the men of the armed forces commands in the state and the men of the Nigeria Legion Adamawa state chapter.
The wreaths laying was led by Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, followed by the Speaker Adamawa State House of Assembly Rt. Hon. Bathiya Wesley and the representative of the State Chief Judge, Justice Hafsat Abdurahman.
The armed forces remembrance day was also attended by serving and retired soldiers as well as widows of the personnel who paid the supreme price. Others include: the service commanders in the state, representative of Lamido Adamawa Dr. Muhammadu Barkindo Aliyu Mustapha, State Chairman of the Nigeria Legion Warrant officer Ali Mohammed Retired, followed by the representative of the widows of the fallen heroes of the Nigeria armed forces.
Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, had in an interview urged Nigerians to continue to pray and support the country and straightforth the hands of help to the widows of the fallen heroes who fought and sacrificed their lives for the unity, peace of the country.
Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, saluted the bravery and gallantry of the Nigeria armed forces in the face of any difficulties among other security threats, hence government will continue to support and cooperate with the serving armed forces for effective delivery.
The armed forces remembranc is observed to commemorate the servicemen of the Nigeria armed forces and honour veterans of the world war one and two, Nigerian civil war as well as those still serving at various peace operations nationally and internationally.
Special prayers were offered for the serving and fallen heroes of the Nigeria Army, firing of three gun salute in honor of the deceased officers and the release of doves by governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri signifying peace also the future.