Widows and households of slain soldiers have known as on Nigeria to come back to their assist, saying they reside in unsavoury economic circumstances.
Nigeria on Wednesday, January 15, marked the 2020 Armed Forces Remembrance Day (AFRD) to honour the reminiscences of soldiers who died whereas defending the nation. The day was marked with the laying of wreaths by authorities officers, from federal to state ranges.
Amongst those that laid wreaths on the Nationwide Arcade, Three Arms Zone, Abuja, to honour the fallen heroes had been President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
Reward Runika, chief of the Widows Navy Affiliation, in an interview with Cityfile, stated past a ceremony to honour fallen soldiers, the households of slain heroes had been in want of economic empowerment and monetary assist.
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“It has not been easy, we call on Nigeria to empathy and come to the aid of the windows. Among us we have some young widows that need to go back to school, we want scholarships for them, their children and employment for our children”, she stated.
She, nonetheless, recommended the Nigerian authority for remembering the supreme sacrifice paid by the soldiers for the peace of the nation.
The director of Defence Info, Onyema Nwachukwu, stated the army was implementing schemes to carry succour to the households of the fallen heroes and veterans who’ve been wounded in motion, however known as for extra assist.
The armed forces remembrance day is noticed in Nigeria on January 15 yearly. It’s to commemorate the tip of Nigerian civil battle which lasted three years, 1967 to 1970.
The occasion can also be used to honour veterans nonetheless alive as nicely solicit monetary assist for his or her wellbeing and the households of the fallen heroes.