2024 Armed Forces Remembrance Day: Osun inaugurates working committee

Osun State Government has reaffirmed its commitment to continue to give all necessary support to the families of fallen heroes, who fought gallantly to keep Nigeria as one.

Sectretary to the State Government, Teslim Igbalaye made this known while inaugurating a special committee for the year 2024 Armed Forces Remembrance Day programmes.

Igbalaye, who is also the Chairman of the Committee, was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Bureau of Cabinets, Office of the Secretary to the State Government and Social Services, Mr. Olusoji Wojuade charged members of the Committee to work as a team to ensure a successful commemoration of the annual event by the present administration in Osun state.

“The celebration which is an annual event with a national outlook is basically aimed at honouring the fallen and retired heroes of the Nigerian federation,” he stated.

While expressing confidence in the ability of the committee members drawn from the Army, Navy,Airforce, Police, NSCDC, DSS, FRSC, The Legion, Religious and non religious organisations,Health and Media sectors including top notchers in the Osun civil service, emphasised the need for the tasks ahead to be carried out with all sense of responsibility.

Speaking on behalf of the Committee members, the Director of Social Services, Office of the SSG, Mrs Bola Olawuni, assured the SSG that, the standing committee, which later got divided into sub committees will organize a befitting Armed Forces Remembrance Day programmes that will stand the test of time, just as she promised that the media committee will give the events adequate publicity.

Activities earmarked for the one week programme includes; launching of the Special Appeal funds for the commemorative emblems by the Governor of Osun state, Senator Ademola Adeleke at a day and time to be announced soon, Jumaat and church services at Osogbo while the grand finale comes up on the 15th of January 2024 at the Military Cenotaph in front of the Osun House of Assembly complex, off Osogbo- Gbongan road, Osogbo with the laying of the ceremonial wreaths on the graves of the soldiers.

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