Kano State Governor Dr.Abdullahi Umar Ganduje on thursday launched the Armed Forces Remembrance Day Emblem Appeal Fund with N2 million.
At a ceremony held at the Kano Government House to remember and raise funds for the ex-servicemen,the Governor represented by his Deputy Dr.Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna also announced the contribution of N1 million by the members of the State Executive Council and N4.4 million from the 44 local governments while the chief launcher,Abdussalam Abdulkarim Zaura donated N2 million.
In his speech, the Governor said the aim of the event is to recognize and appreciate the sacrifices of the nation’s fallen heroes,veterans and also remember all those in internal security operation particularly on insurgency,kidnapping and banditry in the country.
“It is befitting to honour the memory of the gallant officers, men and women who paid the supreme sacrifice to keep the country united,therefore all stakeholders should rise up to ensure that the sacrifices our gracious heroes made were not in vain he said”.
The Governor however assured of his administration’s continued support to the ex-servicemen and their families.
In his remarks, the Chairman of the Kano State Chapter of the NigerianLegion,Abdullahi Bagobiri thanked Governor Ganduje for the support and concern shown to the retired officers and their families.