Amosun honours fallen heroes, commends military over fight against insurgents
Posted by News Express | 15 January 2017 | 1,729 times
•Photo shows Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun during the 2017 Armed Forces Remembranc
Officers and men of the Nigerian Armed Forces, have, once again, been commended for their gallantry and successes so far recorded in the fight against the Boko Haram insurgency.
Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, gave the commendation on Sunday while speaking with journalists shortly after inspecting a special parade by the Nigerian Legion, the Navy and the Nigerian Army, during the 2017 Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration, held at the Arcade Ground, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
While thanking the military for restoring peace in the North East region of the country, Amosun urged all Nigerians to live in unity, irrespective of differences in gender, tribe, religion and political affiliation.
Amosun, alongside top officers in the Military and the Paramount Rulers in the state, earlier took turns to lay the wreath at the cenotaph in honour of fallen heroes.
The governor also released 57 white pigeons as a symbol of national peace, with each pigeon representing the 20 local governments and 37 local council development Areas of the state.
The fallen heroes were later honoured with a 21-gun salute, after which the ceremony was wrapped up with a march-out of the colour party and the rest of the parade.