Nigerian Legion To Change Name As It Marks 60th Anniversary

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By ABAH ADAH, Abuja

The Nigerian Legion, NL, has disclosed that it will soon change its name to Veterans Federation of Nigeria, VFN.

National Chairman of the veterans
Major General A.M. Jubril, Rtd, gave the hint during the 60th National Council Meeting cum Anniversary held in Abuja, Thursday, according to a statement signed by NL’s Assistant Information Officer, Henry David, and made available to AljazirahNigeria.

He said, “Even though a draft of the Bill to change the name of Nigerian Legion to Veterans Federation of Nigeria (VFN) has been forwarded to the appropriate quarters , we are proud of the strides we have made in catering for the welfare of veterans in Nigeria.

“Our efforts and achievements reflect our unwavering commitment to supporting those who have served our nation with honour and valour.”

“We stand on the shoulders of giants , reflecting on six decades of dedication , sacrifice and service to our beloved nation.

“As we mark the 60years of our rich history, we also look forward to a future filled with promise and progress.”

During a chat with the press, the Chairman said, “NL has attended series of seminars organised by their sister agencies and Federal Ministry of Defence to give advice to the military.

According to him, the essence of collaboration is for the men in service to leverage on their experience as ex-service men.

Speaking further he said, “As we mark 60years of our existence through hard work , dedication and service to the Nigerian veteran , we propose to celebrate this milestone with a series of activities across the six geopolitical zones of the Federation , culminating in a grand finale in Abuja in June 2025 .

“This celebration will not only honour our past but also inspire future generations to uphold the values and legacy of the Nigerian veterans.”

Members of Nigerian Legion from various states , serving military personnel and other stakeholders were all at the event .

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