From Esther Akaa , Lafia
Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has urged Nigerians to pray for peace in the country, so as to attract development and progress.
Governor Sule stated this on Friday during the Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration, held at Government House, Lafia.
According to him, Nigeria was in need of peace and prayers so as to make meaningful progress, even as he prayed for the leadership of the country, President Muhammadu Buhari, the governors, legislators and judiciary officers, respectively.
The governor, while performing the laying of wreath also prayed for the fallen heroes to continue to rest in peace.
“The nation is in need of peace, I pray for peace for our nation, we pray President Muhammadu Buhari, all our governors, legislators and judiciary officers.
“We also pray that Nigeria will continue to enjoy peace so that we can live together in peace, it is only when there is peace that there will be progress,” Governor Sule said.
He, called on the people of Nasarawa State to work in unity and live in peace with one another, in order to attract more development and progress to the state.
In her remarks, Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Halima Jabiru, said the Armed Forces Remembrance Day is a day set aside to honour the fallen heroes who laid down their lives for the survival and unity of Nigeria.
Hajiya Jabiru who said the sacrifice of the fallen heroes would not be in vain, explained that government has put everything in place to support their families.
“It is a long-week of activities, since last Friday we started the launching of emblem where N5 million was donated to legion, mosques held service in honour of our fallen heroes, service was also held on Sunday across the state.
“The Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development has been supporting the families of the fallen heroes in the area of skills acquisition and provision of grant to the family members,” she said.
On his part, Chairman of Nigeria Legion, Nasarawa State Chapter, Sgt. Hamidu Almajiri, said he was happy to be part of the celebration.
He thanked the government for prioritising the welfare of the Legion in the state.