Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde hailed the nation’s armed forces for battling various security challenges facing the country.
He urged them to continue to do their best to restore peace in every part of the nation.
Addressing reporters at the grand finale and laying of wreaths at the Remembrance Arcade, opposite the Government House in Agodi GRA, Ibadan, Makinde promised to continue to support dependants of fallen heroes.
He said: “We want to appreciate the Nigerian Armed Forces for what they have been doing for our country, what they have done to keep peace within our continent and within the world. For their fallen colleagues, we give them the assurance that they will never die in vain.
“We don’t have any other country apart from Nigeria. They should do their best, and they are appreciated. We know they are trying their best and they are highly encouraged.”
The state’s Nigerian Legion Chairman Michael Fajimi urged the Federal Government to prioritise the welfare of dependants of the fallen heroes by giving them subsidies.