Fallen Heroes: Nigeria Set to Honour Old Soldiers Tomorrow


All is set in Nigeria for the celebration of the year 2020 Armed Forces Remembrance Day.

Several States have outlined several activities for the celebration starting from special Jumah services to special Thanksgiving services in churches.

The Nigerian Army Day is an annual event typically held on 6 July in honor of members of the Nigerian Army, especially those that took part in the World War I and World War II as well as those that lost their lives during the Nigerian Civil War and the current serving member of the Nigerian Army. The celebration so marked the history of the Nigerian Army.

The Commissioner for Home Affairs, Lagos State, Pharm (Mrs.) Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf, has noted that the Armed Forces Remembrance Day is a day set apart by the federal Government of Nigeria to celebrate and eulogize past military personnel who have in one way or the other contributed to the nationhood of the Nigerian State.

She explained that the Lagos State government is fully ready to mark the year 2020 Armed Forces Remembrance Day,

While expressing the preparedness of the State Government for the annual event, Akinbile-Yussuf stated that the climax of the celebration will be the main event which is the Parade and Laying of Wreath at the Remembrance Arcade, Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos on Wednesday 15th January, 2020.

It would be recalled that the Governor, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu had earlier performed the Emblem Appeal Launch in November 2019, at Lagos House in Ikeja, signifying the commencement of the year 2020 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration.

In a statement issued in Abeokuta, Ogun State by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr Tokunbo Talabi, stated that grand finaleof the State’s remembrance event would hold on Jan. 15 at the Memorial Arcade Ground, Governor’s Office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, at 10:00 am.

It added that the grand finale would feature a special parade by the police and other armed forces, followed by the laying of wreaths in honour of the fallen heroes.

The statement further stated that Gov. Dapo Abiodun would lead top government functionaries, traditional rulers and other distinguished invitees to perform the ceremony.

The statement enjoined all invited guests, top government functionaries and civil servants to be seated by 9:30 am.


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