Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State on Thursday paid glowing tributes to the nation’s fallen heroes for the ultimate sacrifice they made for the peace, safety and security of the country and her citizens.
Gov. Ugwuanyi who spoke during the launch of the 2019 Armed Forces Remembrance Emblems in the state, noted that “these great patriots” deserve to be honoured and given credit, reassuring those in service “that the country would never forget their sacrifices nor forsake them in their own hours of need”.
The governor, who was represented by his deputy, Mrs. Cecilia Ezeilo, congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari and the nation’s Armed Forces for the gallantry of the servicemen as well as the successes that they have continued to record in their efforts to surmount the security challenges currently confronting the country.
“We offer them our sincere gratitude, solidarity and unrelenting prayers”, he said.
Gov. Ugwuanyi also commended the leadership of the Enugu State Council of the Nigerian Legion for the bold initiatives and the efforts it has continued to make towards improving the welfare of its members.
He therefore, reassured the council of the continued cooperation and assistance of his administration to ensure the realization of its noble objectives, calling on all citizens, corporate organizations and civil institutions in the state to also lend their support to the Legion to ensure the proper rehabilitation of its members and the dependants of the fallen heroes.
Earlier, State Chairman of the Nigerian Legion, Barr. Emeka Igwesi expressed gratitude to Gov. Ugwuanyi “for the outstanding support he has been giving to the Nigerian Legion” especially the recent financial assistance to hundreds of widows of the fallen heroes living in the military barracks in Enugu to start business of their choice.
“Your Excellency, we thank you and assure you that we and our dependants, both those living in the barracks and those outside, are fully behind you in your endeavours”.