2023 Armed Forces Remembrance Day: President Buhari, Osibanjo, Lawan Lays Wreath

2023 Armed Forces Remembrance Day: President Buhari, Osibanjo, Lawan Lays Wreath

Mariam Sanni

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday led other senior members of the government to the National Arcade in Abuja to participate in the Wreath Laying Ceremony, marking the climax of 2023 Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration.

The event, which honours the memory of the nation’s fallen heroes, is marked across with activities, including religious services, parades and the wreath laying ceremonies.

President, who arrived at the National Arcade at 10:05 am, inspected the Guards of Honour, accompanied by the Commander, Brigade of Guards, Major General Muhammad Takuti Usman, after which he proceeded to the Cenotaph for the Wreath Laying Ceremony.

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The President also performed the symbolic freeing of white doves out of cage during the event.

Other dignitaries that laid wreaths after President Buhari’s turn were Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; Senate President Ahmed Lawan; Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila and the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola.

Others who laid wreaths were the pair of the Ministers of Defense and that of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Major General Bashir Magashi and Mallam Muhammed Musa Bello, respectively; the Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor and the service chiefs.



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