Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has donated N10m, two motorcycles and promised to make delivery of a patrol van to the state chapter of the Nigerian Legion before the end of the week.
He said this was fulfilment of his promise to ensure that heroes who fought for the territorial independence of the country continue get all the regard they deserved.
Governor Abiodun made this known at the Emblem Appeal Launch Week of the Armed Forces and Remembrance Day held at the Executive Chambers of the Governor’s office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta on Tuesday.
He also appealed to public spirited individuals, corporate bodies and organisations to rise up to the challenge of giving support towards caring for the injured and the families of the dead officers of the Nigerian Armed Forces by donating generously towards their continued care.
He also called on Nigerians to contribute their quota towards ensuring a more secured environment by contributing to the upkeep and welfare of men of the Armed Forces and their dependants.
He added that the courteous and generous disposition of the people towards the men of the Armed Forces would help in engendering the much desired symbiotic relationship between the civilian populace and the military in furthering the cause of democratic development of the country.
He said, “I would like to appeal to individuals, corporate bodies and organisations to rise up to the challenge of giving support towards caring for the injured and the families of the dead by donating generously.
“Nigeria and Nigerians should contribute their quota towards the upkeep and welfare of our fighting men and their dependants.”
Governor Abiodun who also noted that the Nigerian Military would forever remain honoured for its gallantry and loyal service to its fatherland, commended the military for not only adding the provisions of internal security to its schedule, but for also defending the territorial integrity of the country.
He said the state would continue to appreciate the legionnaires.
The Chairman, Nigerian Legion, Ogun State Chapter, Comrade Oloyede Taofeek commended the state government for its continued support to the Legion in the state.
He noted that the Legion was able to acheive a lot of what it couldn’t achieve in the last decade as a result of the generous donation of the state government to their continued development.