By Festus Fifen.
The Honourable Minister of Police Affairs, Dr. Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi on Friday called on Nigerians to support Nigeria Legion to enable it to perform its responsibility to the families and dependents of fallen heroes in the country.
Dr. Dingyadi made the call when he granted audience to the officials of the Ministry of Defence and Nigeria Legion led by Dr. Uche N. Uche who came on a courtest visit to the Pilice Affairs Ministry’s Headquarters in Abuja.
The Minister said that the Ministry recognizes the responsibility of the Nigeria Legion in the course of achieving its mandate of assisting and supporting ex-servicemen, fallen heroes’ families and dependents in the country.
According to Dr. Dingyadi, “morality demand that all of us should dedicate whatever we have to support Nigeria Legion and I believe Nigeria Army in general and fallen heroes deserve our support in view of the numerous roles they played and efforts to keep and maintain the integrity of the sovereignty of the nation
The Minister added that the Ministry recognizes and salutes the huge support and cooperation of retired servicemen that have to continue to cooperate and support the government to proffer ideas on how to tackle insecurity in the country.
Speaking earlier, the Chairman of Nigeria Legion, Major General Malik Audu Jubril represented by Dr. Uche N. Uche stated that since the establishment of Nigeria Legion in 1964, there was no allocation from the Federal Government however, they have been soliciting support from Nigerians to perform their mandate.
He noted that the Act mandates them to take care of ex-servicemen, widows, widowers and dependents despite the increasing number of casualties and dependents.
Dr. Uche used the medium to appeal to the honorable minister to help talk to relevant ministries agencies and departments of government to empower and employ widows, widowers children and dependants of fallen heroes which will help cushion the effect of hardship they currently face.
Dr. Uche decorated the honourable minister andnhis management team with the 2023 Armed Forces Remembrance Day emblem as a show of support to fslen heroes .
Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration (AFRDC) is an annual event to appreciate the gallantry, sacrifices, and accomplishment of veterans of the first and second World Wars as well as the efforts of members of the Armed Forces and the police in maintaining peace and security of lives and properties.
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