2024 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration: Osun Inaugurates a working Committee
By ope BELLO,
Osun State Government has again reaffirmed its commitment to continue to give all necessary support to the fallen heroes, who fought gallantly to keep Nigeria, one.
Secretary to the State Government, Hon. Teslim Igbalaye re-echoed this position while inaugurating a special committee put in place for the year 2024 Armed Forces Remembrance Day programmes.
Honourable 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.
The SSG 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.
On behalf of the SSG, Mr. Wojuade stated that, 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.
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.
Among the features of the barely one week long remembrance day programmes are the launching of the Special Appeal funds for the commemorative emblems, to be performed 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 unknown soldiers.