Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo, on Saturday, stated that Nigeria’s unity was achieved on the blood of its fallen heroes and shouldn’t be taken as a right.
Obaseki made the assertion shortly after laying of wreath to rejoice 2022 Armed Forces Remembrance Day in Benin.
“The unity of this nation has been achieved on the blood of our fallen heroes; it isn’t one thing we should always take as a right or joke with.
“Persons are nonetheless sacrificing within the numerous arenas and battles within the nation right now, we shouldn’t take it calmly.
“We’re right here right now to recollect gallant Nigerian troopers and members of the armed forces who misplaced their lives in the middle of defending our nation.
“We’re right here right now as a result of individuals gave up their lives,” the governor stated.
He urged the residents to cease unguarded utterances in regards to the unity of the nation.
“Individuals should perceive that such careless talks trigger lives, and we should always not lead ourselves the place historical past will repeat itself on this nation,” he urged.
The governor stated that his administration would proceed to handle the households of those that misplaced their lives whereas defending Nigeria.
He gave the peace of mind that ex-servicemen have been being properly built-in into the safety system of the state.
In accordance with him, they supervise sure teams together with vigilantes.
He stated that the state authorities would proceed to spend money on safety and combine wives of fallen heroes into numerous empowerment programmes.