Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia has called on Nigerians to appreciate the sacrifices of the Armed Forces by engaging in acts that promote peace and harmony in the country.
Ikpeazu made the call on Saturday during this year’s Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration at the Aguiyi Ironsi Cenotaph, Umuahia.
The governor, who was represented by Dep. Gov. Oko Chukwu, said that Nigerians should show greater commitment toward nation’s peace and unity.
He said that the occasion ought to serve as a solemn reminder of the need for Nigerians to resolve and renew their commitment to continue to live in unity.
According to him, the gallantry of the nation’s fallen heroes cannot easily be erased because it has been engraved into the nation’s existence.
“We cannot fail to commend the efforts of the Nigerian Armed Forces in the fight against Boko Haram, insurgency, banditry and kidnapping, terrorism and secessionists, among other forms of criminalities.
“We will continue to prioritise security and always partner security agencies in our efforts to sustain the prevailing peace and security in the state.
“As a responsive government, we will continue to encourage and support the Nigerian Legion and security agencies in all areas possible for the sustenance of unity,” Ikpeazu said.