Reporter: CHRISTIAN NWANGENE
Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has donated ten million naira to wives of soldiers at the 82 Division of the Nigerian Army, Enugu.
He made the donation during the grand finale of the 2021 Armed Forces and Remembrance Day celebration held at the Parade Ground, 82 Division, Nigerian Army, Enugu
The Governor, who announced the donation of five million naira and bags of rice to widows of the departed soldiers, also pronounced another five million naira to support the Vocational and Skill Acquisition Centre of the Nigerian Army Officers’ Wives Association (NAOWA).
The Governor, commended the Nigerian Army for its commitment in protecting the territorial integrity of the nation as well as preserving the unity of the nation.
Governor Ugwuanyi said his administration would continue to partner the military to maintain the peace.
Responding, the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 82 Division of the Nigerian Army, Enugu, Major General Lasisi. A. Adegboye, urged Nigerians to live together and cooperate with the Military in the fight to keep the country united.
General Adegboye also urged Nigerians to remember the fallen heroes and render support to their families.
He said that the fallen heroes had paid ultimate price for the promotion of peace in the country.
According to General Adegboye, Nigerians should always remember them because they made the supreme sacrifice for the corporate existence and unity of the country, emphasizing that without peace, there could never be development.
Earlier in a remark, the President, 82 Division Chapter of Nigerian Army Officers’ Wives Association (NAOWA), Aisha Rasheedat Adegboye, said the Vocational and Skill Acquisition Centre was empowering the wives of the fallen soldiers with skills to be financially independent, to be able to cater for their families.
The Governor used the opportunity to witness the presentation of start-up kits to some graduates of the Vocational Skill Acquisition Centre, and he purchased some of the crafts made by the Centre.
The event attracted Heads of sister agencies in the State.
Radio Nigeria gathered that the Armed Forces and Remembrance Day was not marked at the venue for the event, Michael Okpara Square, and it did not feature the usual military fun fair as part of measures by the Enugu State Government to prevent the spread of the deadly Coronavirus disease.