Oyo State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde, has charged Nigerians to always be their brother’s keepers.
The Governor, who spoke through the Secretary to the State Government, Mrs.
Olubamiwo Adeosun, during a church service in respect of the 2021 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration, held at the Cathedral of St. Peter, Aremo, Ibadan, said Nigerians must always remember to come to the aid of the families of the fallen heroes.
He also stated that there is the need to reflect on the security situation of Nigeria, admonishing everyone to find ways of ending insurgency in the country.
The Governor, according to statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the State Governor, Mr Taiwo Adisa, quoted the governor as saying that Nigerians must always remember to honour her heroes and heroines.
Engr Makinde equally urged all and sundry to adhere strictly to COVID-19 protocols by wearing nose masks, sanitizing their hands regularly and maintaining social distance.
He explained that his administration would continue to pursue his four cardinal points, adding that the regular prayers of the clerics is very important to the Government.
Earlier in his sermon, the Provost of the Cathedral, Very Revd Wale Adebiyi, appreciated members of the Nigerian Armed Forces for protecting the lives and properties of the citizens in Nigeria.
He admonished them to always put God first in all their dealings, even as he maintained that members of the Armed Forces were known to be indispensable in the society; urging all and sundry to remain patriotic as, according to him, it is by doing so that we can make Nigeria great.
Other personalities that attended the service, apart from the SSG, Mrs. Adeosun, included the General Officer Commanding 2 Division, Nigerian Army, Major-General A.B. Omozoje; Commander, 2 Division, Garrison, Nigerian Army, Brigadier-General T. A.Ogunsugba; Chairman Nigerian Legion, Oyo State Command, Deacon Micheal Fajimi; military officers, members of paramilitary organizations and many top government officials.