Armed Forces Remembrance Day: Gov. Bindow Seeks Assistance For Families Of Fallen Heroes

By Tom Garba, Yola

Gov. Jibrilla Bindow of Adamawa has called on Nigerians to support families of fallen heroes to cushion the pains occasioned from the lost of their dear ones.

Bindow made the call on Friday at the 2016 Armed Forces Remembrance day in Yola.

He said that the contributions by the fallen heroes would not be forgotten, adding that their families must the supported to benefit the contributions of their bread winners.

The governor said that the contribution of the armed forces to sustain the country was enormous noting that they were still in battle against insurgency to maintain peace and keep the nation united.

While donating N5 million on behalf of the state to the Nigerian legion, the governor called on Nigerians to continue to remember the families and support them to cushion the effect of their lost ones.

Earlier MWO Bashir Babayola (Rtd), Chairman of the Nigerian Legion, Adamawa State Chapter commended the state government for their support.

Babayola said that the plight of widows and orphans was their main concern.

He regretted that the legion was not able to fulfill its scholarship obligation to families of its members due to lack of funds.

He appealed to the governor to pay the outstanding pledges by the previous administrations.