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Armed Forces Day: Abiodun Calls For Collective Efforts To Keep Nigeria Safe, Peaceful


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The Daily Crucible | Friday, January 7, 2022

Governor Dapo Abiodun has appealed to Nigerians to work collectively to promote peace, unity and safety of the Nigeria.

 Abiodun said everyone has a role to play to engender peace and progress of the country.

The governor spoke on Friday during a special Jumat Service at the Central Mosque, Kobiti, Abeokuta to   commemorate this year Armed Forces Remembrance Day.

He was represented at the Jumat service by his deputy, Engr. Noimot Salako-Oyedele.

 Abiodun noted that the labour of the past heroes in promoting peace and unity must not be in vain, saying “to ensure the progress of the country, everyone has a role to play.”

He said his administration was doing everything in its power to ensure even distribution of developmental projects in the State and provision of adequate security for its citizenry.

He also harped on the need to shun acts that could heat up the polity, cause discord and disharmony.

"It is crucial that everyone should be at peace with utmost rest of mind, this is why we are working assiduously to provide basic amenities and most importantly security of lives and property for the people of Ogun State," he said.

Abiodun prayed for continued protection of the uniform men who are in the forefront in the fight against insecurity in Nigeria

Earlier in his welcome address, Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Alhaji Abdulwaheed Odusile, said it is imperative to remember the fallen heroes, calling on Nigerians to be more united, show love to one another and give recognition to families of the departed heroes.

Also speaking, the Chairman Council of Obas in the State, the Akarigbo and Paramount Ruler of Remoland, Oba Babatunde Ajayi, represented by the Onirolu of Irolu, Oba Sikirulah Adeyiga, appreciated the concerted efforts of government at all levels in remembering the fallen heroes.

In his sermon, Sheik Taofeek Amolegbe, commended the government for the yearly celebration, praying for the fallen heroes, their families and those who sustained injuries in the cause of peacekeeping. 

Prayers were also offered for the State Governor, the Armed Forces and Nigeria with special reading from the Holy Qur'an.

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