Governor Akinwunmi Ambode today raised the welfare subvention of widows of ex-servicemen from one million naira to five million naira as the nation kicks-off the twenty-sixteen and twenty-seventeen Armed Forces Remembrance celebration.
Ambode also announced the donation of two Toyota Hilux vans to the Lagos State Chapter of the Nigerian Legion and the recruitment of legionnaires to maintain law and order in public schools.
The Governor, who spoke at the launch of Appeal fund Emblem for the fallen servicemen, challenged Nigerians to donate to the cause as a way of showing appreciation for their gallant efforts in defending the territorial integrity of the nation.
The Chairman of Nigerian Legion, Lagos State Chapter, Retired Colonel
Samuel Akande, commended government’s efforts in ensuring good
standard of living for retired officers as well as dependants of
The Commissioner for Home Affairs in the State, Dr Abdul-Lateef
Abdul-Hakeem announced the theme of this twenty-sixteen and twenty-seventeen Armed Forces Remembrance Day which is- “Appreciating the Resilience of the Armed
The remembrance of Nigerian fallen heroes will climax on the fifteenth of January twenty-seventeen.