Tinubu honours fallen heroes on Armed Forces Remembrance Day
President Tinubu led the wreath-laying ceremony
Published By: Taiwo Okanlawon
By Taiwo Okanlawon
President Bola Tinubu has performed the wreath-laying ceremony with other dignitaries to mark the 2024 Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration in Abuja.
The programme, organised yearly to commemorate Nigerians’ fallen heroes, also witnessed other activities such as prayers, gun salutes, and releasing pigeons at the National Arcade, Eagle Square, Abuja.
The event also had in attendance all service chiefs led by the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen Christopher Musa, and heads of other security agencies, among others, who also took their turns to lay wreaths.
The Armed Forces Remembrance Day is celebrated January 15th of every year to remember veterans and honour the sacrifices of members of the Armed Forces.
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This was the first time the President laid the wreath for the AFRD.
He was followed by the Senate President, Speaker House of Representatives, CJN, Minister of the FCT, Minister of State for Defence and the Doyen of the Diplomatic Corps in Nigeria.
President Tinubu thereafter signed the register of the Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration before his symbolic release of white pigeons.
On the sidelines of the event, Senate President Godswill Akpabio assured that the lawmakers will work for better welfare for the country’s military.
Across the country, state governors and other dignitaries also performed several rites to mark the day.