President Buhari, Osinbajo, others honour fallen heroes

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday led other top government functionaries, including service chiefs and members of the diplomatic corps to honour the Nation’s fallen and living heroes.

President Muhammadu Buhari lays wreath at the National Arcade to commemorate the 2021 Armed Forces Remembrance Day.  [Twitter/@NigeriaGov]

First to lay the wreath was the President, followed by the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, the Senate President, Speaker, House of Representatives and Chief Justice of Nigeria.

In another order, the Minister of Defence, Retired Maj.-Gen. Bashir Magashi and his Federal Capital Territory counterpart, Malam Mohammed Bello laid the wreaths.

Thereafter, the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin; the Chiefs of Army, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai; Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar; Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Adm. Ibok-Ete Ibas, performed the exercise.

Other dignitaries who also performed the wreath-laying ceremony are representatives of the members of the diplomatic corps as well as Nigerian Legion and widows of late officer/soldiers represented by Mrs Ladi Umar.

Buhari thereafter signed the anniversary register and released the ceremonial pigeon as a symbol of national peace.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the celebration started with series of activities including Jummat prayer on Jan. 8 at National Mosque and Interdenominational Christian service on Jan. 10.

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