By Mosunmola Ayobami,Kwara
Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has called for more support for members of the Armed Forces and sister security agencies whose efforts keep the country united and its people safe.
Speaking to reporters in Ilorin, the state capital, shortly after inspecting the guard of honour and laying the wreath in honour of fallen soldiers, at the ceremony commemorating the 2022 (National) Armed Forces Remembrance Day, the governor urged members of the public to support families of fallen soldiers in every way possible as well as offer actionable intelligence to those still in active service.
He noted that their sacrifices to keep the country safe and united cannot be overemphasised.
“The patriotic roles being played by the gallant officers in the Service in curtailing insurgency and other security threats cannot be quantified. We salute all of them, including those of them who had lost their lives in the course of serving the nation, ”the governor said.
He was joined at the solemn wreath-laying ceremony by Deputy Governor, Kayode Alabi; Commanders and heads of various military formations and security agencies; and chairman of the Nigeria Legion in the state.
The governor urged Nigerians to replicate the sacrifices of members of the Armed Forces to keep peace with more gratitude and necessary support, saying security is everyone’s business.
He commended President Muhammadu Buhari for progressively scaling up the welfare of the security forces, saying his administration would also continue to support the agencies in its own ways.