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Rivers State donation uplifts combatants

16 December 2015, 09:08

Abuja - The Rivers State Government has donated the sum of N5 million to legionnaires in the state. 

The State Deputy Governor, Ipalibo Harry Banigo, made the donation during an emblem appeal launch ahead of the 2016 Armed Forces and Remembrance Day Celebration at the Obi Wali International Conference Centre, Port Harcourt.

Banigo said his administration was committed to the welfare of Nigerian Legionnaires in the state. 

She said the State Government would continue to do the needful to encourage the soldiers as well as sustain the families left behind by the fallen heroes.

Banigo emphasized that Government would meanwhile support security agencies in order to guarantee the safety of the citizens.

“I therefore call on all well-meaning Nigerians to support the Armed Forces and Remembrance Day by donating generously towards the welfare of families of our fallen heroes," Banigo said.

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She also solicited for support for those serving in various military operations in Nigeria and other countries.

The Secretary to the State Government Kenneth Kobani said the Emblem launch and Appeal fund support was intended to provide a forum for  

Nigerians and corporate bodies to appreciate the sacrifices of the officers and donate generously to their welfare.

“Let everyone rise up and support those they left behind. Their labour must not be in vain,” Kobani said.

The State Chairman, Nigerian Legion, Col. Wilberforce Josiah, thanked the Rivers State Government for engaging the legionnaires to serve as security guards at the State Secretariat Complex in Port Harcourt.

These have been engaged since the advent of democracy in 1999.

- CAJ News


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