Osun state governor, Mr. Gboyega Oyetola has said there is nothing
that can be compared to peace, stressing that some people died for
the peace we are enjoying today.
The Governor stated this at the launching of the 2019 Emblem of the
Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration, held at the State Government house in Osogbo, the state capital.
The Governor who was represented by his Deputy, Mr. Benedict Alabi, assured the Nigerian Legion that his administration will not rest on its oars in giving necessary supports to the families and loved ones left behind by the fallen heroes.
He used the event to enjoin those fanning the embers of violence in
the northern part of the country to sheathe their swords in the
overall interest of our dear nation.
Mr. Oyetola enjoined the citizenry to always remember the fallen
heroes, stressing that the peaceful environment of today wouldn’t have been possible if the martyrs had not laid down their lives.
In his remarks at the event, Comrade Oladimeji Olalere on behalf of
the members of the Nigerian Legion and the families of the fallen
heroes, express his gratitude to the immediate past administration of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola for the part played to move the Nigerian
Legion, State of Osun command to its present position.
He stated that Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration Appeal Week is set aside globally to appreciate the patriotic disposition of these noblemen and women, hence the need to continually pay tribute to them through the annual celebration.
Olalere implored the Nigerian Legion donors and philanthropists to kindly and always redeem their pledges when made, stressing that the gallant soldiers died in various battle fronts so that Nigeria and its citizens can live in peace.
Highpoint of the event was the donation segment which the Deputy
Governor kick started on behalf of the Governor, State of Osun, with
other dignitaries following in like manner to support the families of
the fallen heroes.