Gombe Governor Donates N5m For 2022/2023 Armed Forces Day Emblem

Gombe Governor Donates N5m For 2022/2023 Armed Forces Day Emblem

From Rabilu Abubakar, Gombe

The Gombe State Governor, Alhaji Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya, has launched the Armed Forces Remembrance Day Emblem Appeal Fund with the sum of five million naira.

He called on individuals and organizations to emulate him by donating towards the noble goals of the event.

Governor Inuwa who was represented at the 2023 Commemoration by his Deputy, Dr. Manasseh Jatau, said 15th of every November was before now set aside to remember the fallen heros, who faught for the nation in the World War and the Civil War witnessed in Nigeria.

Governor Yahaya said since coming to power on May 29, 2019, he had been supporting the even, which  according to him, he has been actively involved in the preparation and commemoration of the day.

He explain that when the state had cause to assist the people with palliatives, the widows of the fallen heroes were always considered and therefore urged people to assist the vetrans in one way or the other to reduce hardship of life.

Meanwhile, the Chairman, Nigerian Legions, Gombe Gombe State Chapter, Sergent Adamu Dogo Mayafin Waja, said the day was being commemorated  annually in honour of the officers and men of the Nigerian Armed Forces, who fought in the 1st and 2nd world Wars, the Nigeria Civil War, as well as other peace keeping operations around the globe and internal security.

Sergent Dogo also said based on what happened in 1966, which led to the first shot signaling the begining of the Nigerian Civil War on 6th July 1967 and ended on 15th January, 1970, the date for the Armed Forces Remembrance Day was changed to January 15 of every year.

He thanked the Gombe State Government for the opportunity given to them to perform security duties in 12 schools in the state in the past  20 years without problem.

He added that when he came on board barely one year as a Chairman, Nigerian legion, he inherited a rented House as office, with broken Doors/Windows, without light, water, or toilet facilities.

He said the two vehicles they had were one scrap Nissan Car and 406, which were in bad condition because it’s been in use for 11 years.

Sergeant Dogo thanked the 301 Artillery Regiment for thier support, while calling on all other security agencies, include the organising Ministry of Youth Development, for thier wonderfull work.

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