All sacrifices made by members of the Nigerian armed forces in keeping the nation united will continue to be recognized and honored by the Government of Lagos State.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu who spoke at the launch of the emblem for 2021 Armed Forces Remembrance Day and Appeal Fund held at the State House, Marina, said the State would always identify with the heroism and gallantry of servicemen who gave their all to the service of the country.
The Governor promised that the State Government would not relent in supporting family members of ex-service personnel who died fighting for Nigeria unity.
Governor Sanwo-Olu said the State Government would be supporting the Legion to assist in the welfare of ex-service personnel that became physically challenged in line of duty, while also pledging assistance to Lagos-based relatives of soldiers who died in service.
Deputy Commandant General of the Nigerian Legion in Lagos, who doubles as chairman of the State chapter, Colonel Fola Akande, said the launch of the Appeal Fund by the Governor would put smiles on the faces of over two thousand beneficiaries of the Legion’s yearly empowerment programmes, stressing that the Legion usually reached out to widows of ex-servicemen, disabled soldiers and orphans.