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ALGON Chairman, AKS Sues for Peace in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria

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Woo material and financial support for families of fallen heroes

  • Nigerian Legion calls on Fulani Herdsmen, farmers to give peace a chance

 

By Edet EDET

 

The Chairman, Eket Local Government Area, Hon. Frank Archibong has charged all patriotic citizens to be committed to the peace and progress of the local government, state and country at large.

He made this declaration during the 2018 Armed Forces Remembrance day celebration/ Wreath Laying ceremony in Eket.

Archibong maintained that the Armed Forces Remembrance day should not be seen as just a day of appreciating the gallantry and sacrifices of veterans, but to see it as an inspiration to be committed to the peace and progress of the society.

“I charge all of us not just to see the Armed Forces Remembrance day as a day to celebrate the gallantry and supreme sense of patriotism of both the dead and the living heroes”

“Including all those who suffered various deprivations as a result of wars but to primarily see it as a day to inspire our hearts to be more committed to the peace and progress of Eket, Akwa Ibom State and our great country, Nigeria” – he added.

 

He stressed that it is indeed fitting and worthwhile, even noble to honour our distinguished veterans, some of who paid the highest price and many others who devoted significant parts of their lives to the services of our country and world at large.

Frank stated that when we consider the situations and conditions under which the veterans died or suffered physical incapacitation, those of us who are beneficiaries of their sacrifice carry a compelling moral duty to contribute towards their welfare.

He noted that words alone cannot commensurate the sacrifices made by the veterans and as such, rising as a government and people will go a long way in sustaining their families and dependants.

“Beyond our words of gratitude that honour their memories and services, our modest material and financial comfort can go a long way to ameliorate their pain and loss” – he added

The ALGON Chairman, AKS, furthered emphasized the need for the Nigerian Legion to be listed very high among charitable organizations, attracting the utmost and well-deserved patronage both as a government and as a people.

In another development, the Nigerian Legion, Eket Chapter  called on Fulani Herdsmen, farmers, Book Haram, Indigenous people of Biafra and other splinter groups to give peace a chance in order to save the nation the pains of daily bloodshed and destruction.

 

He said that there must be genuine effort by the Federal Government to reconcile all aggrieved groups to end unnecessary killing in the country.

 

“We are deeply worried that we have failed to be aware that war, conflicts and crises are inimical to sustain development and growth.

 

“It is therefore worrisome to note that day in day out our actions, dealing and utterances keep on pushing the nation to the edge of another civil war.

 

“This is so unfortunate as no nation no matter how strong can survive two civil wars,” he said.

 

Jim commended the gallantry of the Nigerian Armed forces who had jointly repelled the decimated the rank and file of Book Haram.

 

According to him, the eventual capture of Sambisa forest and dislodgement of insurgent in all occupied territories in the North East are clear testimonies.

 

He said, “That Armed Forces are capable at all times to defend the territorial integrity of the nation.”

 

Jim appealed to the Federal Government to increase budgetary allocations to security and defense to enable them achieve modernisation, training of officers and men of the Armed Forces and purchase of modern equipment.

 

 

 

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