Governor of the State of Osun, Adegboyega Oyetola, has urged Nigerians to seize the Armed Forces Remembrance Day to recommit to the ideals of nationhood by taking responsibility to create a society that works for all in line with the vision of our forefathers.
The Governor made stated this on the occasion of the laying of wreaths for the 2022 Armed Forces Remembrance Day. He said “Today’s occasion of the annual Armed Forces Remembrance Day, presents another opportunity for us to celebrate all our gallant military men — fallen and living and reflect on their sacrifices. In the quest for sustaining our unity and collective sovereignty, our fallen heroes paid the supreme sacrifice to keep us one, united and indivisible people”.
“On behalf of the Government and the good people of our dear State, we express our heartfelt appreciation to all our fallen heroes and veterans who have laid down their lives and shown us an example of the highest ideal of a patriotic life”.
“Through their lives and sacrifices, they speak to us eloquently that ours is a nation that is great, cherished and worth fighting for. In their pains, they beckon to us to rediscover hope amidst the challenges that characterize today”
“As an Administration, we will continue to draw inspiration from their lives, knowing that the journey to a brighter future will be determined by unparalleled patriotism, loyalty, dedication and sacrifice to the common good”.
“Therefore, as a people, let us seize this day to recommit ourselves to the ideals of nationhood that is reflective of the vision of our forefathers, by taking responsibility to create a society that works for all”.
While thanking members of the armed forces for their immeasurable contributions to nation-building, I, on behalf of our people, charge them to give more for our nation, knowing that no genuine service to humanity shall go unrewarded.
“As a government, we are fully committed to further encouraging members of the armed forces through diverse interventions and will continue to raise the bar in the provision of qualitative governance in a manner that improves the living standard of our people”.