ARMED FORCES & REMEMBRANCE DAY: GOV UGWUANYI JOINS SECURITY CHIEFS TO LAY WREATHS

REPORTER: OKECHUKWU EZEONA

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has led other top government functionaries in the state and heads of security agencies to honour Nigeria’s fallen and living heroes in commemoration of the 2022 Armed Forces and Rememberance Day.

The General Officer Commanding, (GOC) 82 Division Nigeria Army Enugu, represented by the Garrison Commander of the Division, Brigadier General Christopher Ataki; the Air Officer Commanding (AOC), Nigeria Air Force Enugu, Air Vice Marshal Ibikunle Daramola were among top security Chiefs that graced the event.

The event involved laying of wreath on the tomb of an unknown soldier at the Michael Okpara Square, Independence Layout Enugu, which was preceded by inspection of guard of honour by the Governor.

First to lay a wreath was Governor Ugwuanyi followed by the Garrison Commander, then the Air Officer Commanding, and the Speaker of the Enugu State House of Assembly, Mr. Edward Ubosi.

Other dignitaries also performed the wreath-laying, including the Acting Chief Judge of Enugu State, Mr. Raymond Ozoemena; Commissioner of Police Enugu State, Mr. Abubakar Lawal; Chairman Nigeria Legion Enugu State, Mr. Emeka Igwesi; the first Chairman Enugu State Council of Traditional Rulers, Igwe Lawrence Agubuzu; and the Representative of the Fallen Heroes Wives, Mrs. Adesola Olayinka.

Governor Ugwuanyi thereafter, went on to release the ceremonial pigeons which all flew away, as a symbol of national peace.

There were special prayers for the repose of the souls of the fallen heroes by the Deputy Director, 82 Division Roman Catholic Chaplaincy, Colonel (Rev. Fr.) Cosmas Nwamkpa; the Deputy Director Islamic Affairs and Chief Imam 82 Division Mosque, Colonel Isa Sadiq; and the Deputy Director Protestant Chapel 82 Division, Major Ayuba Usman.

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