Oyo State Government has launched appeal week emblem of 2020 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration with 3 million Naira.
The State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde pledged the donations at the launching of Appeal week emblem to cater for the families of slain and living servicemen who fought for National sovereignty and International Peacekeeping.
BCOS Governor’s office correspondent, Olamiposi Ishola, also reported that the Governor who was represented by his deputy, Egnr Rauf Olaniyan, said the State Government will continue to support the family of slain Soldiers for their selfless service towards protecting their fatherland.
According to him, the role of the departed and living Servicemen played in the first and second world war, as well as international peacekeeping mission cannot be over emphasized, hence, the need for well meaning Nigerians to donate towards the welfare of needy ex- Servicemen and their dependants.
Earlier in his remarks, the Chairman, Oyo State Command of the Nigerian Legion, Deacon Michael Fajimi, said the Nigerian Legion is committed to the welfare of the living and family of the slain Soldiers through various programmes to alleviate their suffering.
He lauded the State Government under Governor Seyi Makinde for giving priority to the welfare of the people and support to the State Command of the Nigerian Legion.
Among the dignitaries decorated with 2020 emblems were the Deputy Governor, Egnr Rauf Olaniyan; Secretary to the State Government, Mrs Olubamiwo Adeosun; former Military Governor of Ogun and Lagos States, General Raji Rasaki and Members of the State Executive Council.