The Kwara State Government has sued for love and peace among Nigerians in honour of the memory of fallen heroes.
A press statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Deputy Governor Modupe Joel informed that the Deputy Governor, Mr Kayode Alabi made the call at the inter-denominational thanksgiving service to mark this year’s Armed Forces Remembrance Emblem Appeal week at the 12th ECWA Church, Alagbede, Ilorin.
Mr Alabi said the Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq-led administration acknowledges the Nigeria Legion of Ex-Servicemen for its unrelenting efforts at mobilizing funds to aid their incapacitated colleagues and families. He added that retired officers could be relied on to complement the efforts of security agencies for rapid development in the State.
The Deputy Governor implored the public to cooperate with the government and the Nigeria Ex-Servicemen to make the program a success.
The Chairman, State Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Most Revered Doctor Paul Olawoore in his remarks said” the only way to ensure that those called to serve do so diligently and wholeheartedly is for those in charge of this task to rid themselves of prejudice or bias”.
He urged all to refrain from destructive comments about the soldiers adding that the Nigerian Armed Forces are doing their best and needs to be encouraged and commended.
Readings from the Bible were taken by officers and men of the Nigeria Army, Nigeria Police, D.S.S and the Deputy Governor.