President Muhammadu Buhari has launched the 2021 Armed Forces Remembrance Emblem and Appeal Fund with N10 million,on behalf of the Federal Government.
He made the donation during a short ceremony at the Council Chamber of the State House, Abuja before the commencement of the the 21st virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting.
The President noted that the event was to remember the nation’s fallen heros and veterans as well as those currently engaged in fighting insurgency and banditry in the northern parts of the country.
Muhammadu Buhari specially commended the gallant soldiers, who despite the impact of COVID-19 have remained steadfast in keeping the nation one and assured timely releases of resources for operations and welfare of the armed forces.
He reassured Nigerians that security would continue to be at the forefront of his administration until peace returns to the country
Decoration of the emblem was done by the president and secretary of nigeria Nigerian Legion.
The event also had the security chiefs in attendance.
The Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olanisakin, Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, Director General, Department of State Services, Yusuf Bichi and Director General, National Intelligence Agency, Ahmed Rufai.
President Buhari also administered oath of office to Isa Kwarra, as Chairman of National Population Commission.
Other members who also took oath of office in were Ibrahim Mohammed, (Bauchi); Ayodeji Ajayi (Ekiti), Joseph Kwai Shazin, (FCT) Garba A. Garba (Jigawa). Bala Almu Banya, (Katsina); Alhaji Razaq Gidado, (Kwara) and Mrs Bimbola Salu-Hundeyin, (Lagos).
Others were Ali Silas Agara (Nasarawa).
Muhammed Chuso A. Dottijo, (Sokoto); Mai Aliyu Mohammad (Yobe), and Muhammadu Muktar Rini (Zamfara).