Armed Forces Remembrance Day: Gov. Ayade hails ex-servicemen for sacrifices

Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River, on Friday, lauded ex-servicemen for their services to nation, saying they risked their lives to keep Nigeria united.
Armed Forces Remembrance Day parade in Calabar, Ayade, however, expressed worries over what he pitiable condition of ex-servicemen’’.
governor, who donated a bus to state chapter of Nigerian Legion, said it was government responsibility to take care and protect the ex-servicemen.





“You fought for the sustenance of the oneness of this nation. You fought to keep us alive. Therefore, we have the duty and responsibility to protect you and take care of you. Of course, one good turn deserves another.
“I understand your challenges; I understand your situation. I, therefore, hereby authorise the purchase of a brand new bus for all of you, the ex- servicemen,’’ he said.






The Chairman of state chapter of the Nigerian Legion, Capt. Joseph Offiong (retd.), described this year’s Remembrance Day as unique.
Offiong commended Ayade for donating bus to the legion and promised to use it judiciously.
Earlier, the governor had led service commanders in the state and widows of fallen soldiers to lay wreath the tomb of the unknown soldiers the Millennium Park, Calabar. (NAN)

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