Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi on Sunday, donated cash and food items to 210 widows of fallen heroes in Enugu ,assuring them of his administration’s support
He made the donation at the 2023 Armed Forces Remembrance Day held at Michael Okpara square,Enugu.
The governor announced the donation of cash and food items to each of them, describing the event as a solemn moment for the state and the country.
He also identified with officers of the military and commended them for the sacrifices they made for the peace and stability of the state, saying, “the peace we have here in Enugu would have been difficult without you people; we are grateful.”
Earlier, a minute silence was observed in honour of the departed military personnel.
Prayers were said by the Christian and Islamic clerics for the repose of the fallen heroes, the wellbeing of their families, for the peace, security and progress of Enugu State and Nigeria; for God’s guidance and protection upon all those in leadership positions in the country , as well as for peaceful general elections and successful transition of government in 2023.
Governor Ugwuanyi inspectied the parade performed by the military/ guard of honour , laid the Remembrance wreath at the tomb of unknown Soldiers and released pigeons symbolising peace in honour of the fallen heroes.
The laying of wreaths were also performed by the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 82 Division of the Nigeria Army, Major General Umar Musa, represented by the Garrison Commander, Brigadier General M.K Ibrahim; the Air Officer Commanding (AOC) Ground Training Command, Nigerian Air Force, Enugu, Air Vice Marshal S. Olatunde; the Speaker of Enugu State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Edward Ubosi; the Chief Judge of the State, Hon. Justice Afojulu Raymond Ozoemena; the Commissioner of Police, Enugu State Command, CP Ahmed Ammani; the Chairman of Nigerian Legion, Enugu State Council, Asst. Cmdt. General Emeka Norman Igwesi; the Chairman of Enugu State Council of Traditional Rulers, HRM Igwe Amb. Lawrence Agubuzu, and representative of wives of fallen heroes, Mrs. Gracious Moses.
The President, Customary Court of Appeal, Enugu State, Hon. Justice George Nnamani; the lawmaker representing Enugu East/Isi-Uzo Federal Constituency, Hon. Prince Cornelius Nnaji; the Deputy Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Hon. Uche Ugwu; other members of the state House of Assembly; representative of the State Director, Department of State Services (DSS); other Heads of Security Agencies in the state; the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Simon Uchenna Ortuanya; the Deputy Chief of Staff, Government House, Enugu, Prof. Malachy Okwueze; the State Head of Service, Ken Chukwuegbo; other members of the State Executive Council (EXCO), Special Advisers to the Governor; Council Chairmen; Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Emmanuel Edeh; Judges of the State Judiciary; Senior Military Officers; and members of the Nigerian Legion, Enugu State Council, were at the event.