Nigerians Should Respect And Honour Our Armed Forces..T A Orji

Abia State Governor, Chief Theodore Orji, has charged Nigerians to respect, honour and show gratitude to members of Nigerian armed forces for their selfless sacrifice in ensuring peace and unity of the country.
Speaking at an inter-denominational thanksgiving service at the St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Ohokobe Ndume to mark the 2015 Armed Forces and Remembrance Day celebration, the Governor said the contributions of the armed forces to the development of the state cannot be over emphasized.
He pointed out that if there was peace in the polity, the armed forces would have been ceremonial but stated that greed, insurgence, disobedience and the absence of peace often prompts members of the armed forces to be called up for action in the interest of the nation.
According to him, peace and security are essential while his administration has tried to make an impact in that vein, maintaining that one of his greatest achievements in the state is restoring security and peace in Abia.
The Governor stated that despite mounting criticism,the Nigerian armed forces has done well in fighting Boko Haram and needs to be encouraged and supported.
He assured that his government will continue to cater for members of the Nigeria Legion in the state and appealed to Nigerians to contribute towards their upkeep and the families of the fallen heroes.
In his speech, the chairman of the state council of the Nigeria Legion,Col. Sam Aboaja who thanked the governor and others for their support to the council regretted the rate at which their members were dying and pleaded with serving military men to register with the council on retirement to ensure that the association does not die.
He stated that the women wing of the council has come on board while the transport unit has also commenced and pleaded with Abians to employ the services of their men as security men.
In a sermon earlier, the Archbishop of Aba Ecclessiastical Province and Bishop of Umuahia Diocese, Most Rev. Ikechi Nwosu said the Armed Forces Remembrance celebration offers opportunity to value the contributions of the armed forces and the heroes past towards peace and security of the nation and called on Nigerians to remember their sacrifices in keeping the nation one.


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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