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Remembrance Day: Gov. Bello advocates better welfare for service men, families of fallen heroes


…recommends engagement of vibrant, experienced retired servicemen.

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has tasked the Federal Government to up its game in improving the welfare of service men as well as the family left behind by our nation’s fallen heroes

He made this call on Friday while addressing the press briefly after the 2021 Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration and the laying of wreath in memorial of those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for the nation.

The Governor similarly recommended the engagement of those retired service men who could still serve in active capacities and also are vibrant with ideas and experiences to share in one capacity or another.

Governor Bello appreciated President Muhammadu Buhari and the Service Chiefs for their continued efforts made in securing the nation and sustaining both the internal and external sovereignty of the country

He However urged politicians and citizens to exercise patience and continue to show understanding with the President and the Security Chiefs whom he opined were trying their best and have made tangible progress away from the precarious situation the security of the nation was.

The Governor Stated that considering the previous scenarios of daily bomb blasts in the North East in time past without Abuja being an exemption alluding that the credit of such stride should be given to the president and the security chiefs respectively.

Governor Bello used the opportunity to again appreciate Kogi citizens whom he said have continually shown their support, co operation and understanding to the government and that the security being enjoyed as a state was duly attributed to their continued support and the state still remained the safest, peaceful across the country.

He added that last year the state recorded the highest foreign direct investment in the country surpassing Lagos and some other economic hub centers, noting that his administration would continue to do its best to ensure that the state remained secured so as to create room for more investment, jobs and infrastructural boost

Governor Bello warned the remnants of any other evil vices in the state to take flight out of the state as 2021 would be tougher for criminals in the state as the state had come up with modern technology that would assist in fishing them out from wherever they hide.


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