In a ceremony at the State House, Abuja, Vice President Kashim Shettima was adorned with the emblem of the 2024 Armed Forces Remembrance Day on Tuesday. Following the event, Shettima conveyed President Bola Tinubu’s unwavering dedication to the well-being of the families of Nigeria’s fallen heroes.
According to a statement released on Wednesday by Stanley Nkwocha, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Communications, Office of the Vice President, Shettima reiterated the Tinubu administration’s resolute commitment to supporting the Nigerian Armed Forces and their families.
Expressing his sentiments, Shettima emphasized the importance of standing in solidarity with the families of fallen heroes who sacrificed their lives for peace in Nigeria and globally. He extended his heartfelt condolences to those who lost loved ones in the pursuit of peace, highlighting the moral obligation to provide them with unwavering support.
The National Chairman of the Nigerian Legion, Maj. Gen. Abdulmalik Jibrin, underscored the solemnity of the annual Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration. He urged Nigerians to actively remember the families of fallen heroes and contribute resources through the Nigerian Legion to ensure the welfare of their loved ones.
The statement reads in full:
TINUBU COMMITTED TO THE WELFARE OF FAMILIES OF FALLEN HEROES, SAYS SHETTIMA
VP decorated with 2024 Armed Forces Remembrance Day emblem
The Vice President, Sen. Kashim Shettima, has restated the commitment of the Tinubu administration to the welfare of the Nigerian Armed Forces, including families of fallen heroes.
He said the administration’s resolve was in acknowledgment of the sacrifices of service personnel to the unity of Nigeria and sustenance of global peace.
The Vice President who stated this on Tuesday evening shortly after he was decorated with the emblem of the 2024 Armed Forces Remembrance Day at the Presidential Villa recalled the heroics of Nigerian service personnel in conflict theatres at home, across Africa, and beyond.
Sen. Shettima said, “We really need to identify with the families of our fallen heroes – those who made the supreme sacrifice in the enthronement of peace in our country and our world in general, from Congo to Liberia, Sierra Leone and beyond.
“My heart goes out to the families of those who paid the supreme price. We have the moral burden to support them”.
Earlier, the National Chairman of the Nigerian Legion, Maj. Gen. Abdulmalik Jibrin said the annual Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration is a solemn occasion dedicated to remembering the sacrifices of fallen heroes of the Nigerian Armed Forces.
He also urged Nigerians to always remember the families of the fallen heroes, especially by contributing resources through the Nigerian Legion for the welfare of their loved ones.
Recall that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu had in October launched the Emblem Appeal for the 2024 Armed Forces Remembrance Day, restating his government’s commitment to the repositioning of the armed forces.
Senior Special Assistant to The President on Media & Communications
(Office of the Vice President)